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འབྲི་གུང་སྐྱོབ་པ་འཇིག་རྟེན་མགོན་པོ་
Jikten Gönpo(1143 - 1217) 
Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel ('jig rten mgon po rin chen dpal) is credited with the founding of Drigung Til Monastery in 1179 and the establishment of the Drigung Kagyu tradition. He was a close disciple of Pakmodrupa and briefly administered Densatil following Pakmodrupa's death. His close disciple was Sherab Jungne.

He was born to an illustrious clan called the Kyura (skyu ra) at a town in Kham called Tsungu (tsu ngu), in 1123. He studied with teachers from many traditions and completed many years of retreat, after which he took monastic vows in 1177...

"...Jikten Gonpo and his Drigung lineage are best known for the set of teachings known as The Five Profound Paths of Mahāmudrā (phyag chen lnga ldan). Some of his sayings were collected by Sherab Jungne into what is known as the Single Intention (dgongs gcig), teachings of a profoundly philosophical character further developed in commentarial works written in the following generation. Some of Jikten Gonpo's teachings were collected by yet another disciple into what is known as the Heart of the Great Vehicle's Teachings (theg chen bstan pa'i snying po)..."
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"The [buddha] element in sentient beings makes enlightenment attainable. This enlightenment is attained gradually and not instantaneously..." Mathes, K., A Direct Path to the Buddha Within, p. 42.

Other names

  • འཇིག་རྟེན་མགོན་པོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • རིན་ཆེན་དཔལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་མགོན་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • འབྲི་གུང་གདན་རབས་༠༡་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • 'jig rten mgon po · other names (Wylie)
  • rin chen dpal · other names (Wylie)
  • 'jig rten gsum mgon · other names (Wylie)
  • 'bri gung gdan rabs 01 · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • Drikung Kagyu · religious affiliation
  • phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po · teacher
  • 'bri gung spyan snga shes rab 'byung gnas · student
  • Rdo rje shes rab · student