Drikung Kagyu or Drigung Kagyu Wylie : 'bri-gung bka'-brgyud is one of the eight "minor" lineages of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Like with all other Kagyu lineages, origins of Drikung Kagyu can be traced back to the Great Indian Master Tilopa who passed on his teachings to Mahasiddha Naropa who lived around 10th and 11th century. This school was at one time important in Western Bhutan, particularly in the Thimphu and Paro regions, where they were rivals of the Drukpa Kagyu. In the remaining followers of the Lhapa Kagyu were expelled from Bhutan together with the Nenyingpa followers as both had sided with the attacking Tsangpa forces against the Drukpa during their three invasions of Bhutan and continued to refuse to acknowledge the authority of the Shabdrung. According to Jampa MacKenzie Stewart, the Gonchik "recasts Buddhism in a fascinating and innovative form, emphasizing each aspect as being capable of revealing the full process of enlightenment. This practice is traditionally cultivated in retreat alongside the Six Dharmas of Naropa, and it is preceded by the preliminary practices called ngondro.
Rinchenpal Translation Project (RTP)
For information about His Holiness and the Drikung Kagyu lineage please visit the official website of the Drikung Kagyu tradition. Since then, the group has been meeting once a year in different places around the world. The project aims to collaboratively standardize the common prayers and practices used in Drikung Kagyu communities, including the Tibetan originals as well as their translations. So far, the group has been mainly concerned with translations into English.
Vikramashila Research and Translation Project (VTP)
It was founded by Lord Jigten Sumgon at the end of the twelfth century, and is centered at Drikung Thil Monastery, located northeast of Lhasa, Tibet. The origin of the Kagyu school may be traced to the primordial Buddha Vajradhara, who bestowed teachings on the Indian mystic Tilopa Tilopa passed the lineage to the pre-eminent Indian scholar and mystic Naropa Marpa sold all of his belongings and traveled to India three times on foot in order to study with the great masters of his day and bring their Dharma teachings back to his homeland.
Khenchen Tsultrim Dorje. Chenga Drakpa Jungne. Thogkhawa Rinchen Senge. Chunyi Dorje Rinchen. Nyergyepa Dorje Gyalpo. Dhakpowang Rinchen Wangyal. Gyalwang Kunga Rinchen. Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsog. Phagmo Rinchen Namgyal.