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Teacher: Tai Situ 8 Chokyi Jungne Main Page

Chokyi Jungne | Tai Situ: Incarnation Lineage

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Chokyi Jungne Biography
- Situ Panchen Outline Page
- Tai Situ Incarnation Lineage
- Palpung Monastery
- Palpung Monastery Painting Style
- Situ Commissioned Painting Sets
- Colophon Paintings
- Katog Tsewang Norbu
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Types of Appearance:
- Avadana Painting Set (Last Composition): HAR #15135, 65136
- Kalachakra Kings Painting Set (Last Composition): #51938
- Karma Kagyu Lineage Painting Set: #65279
- Karma Kagyu Lineage Painting (Single Composition): #102235
- Lineage of Teachings Painting Set
- Tai Situ Incarnation Lineage Painting Set: #60631
- Tai Situ Incarnation Lineage (Single Composition): #81544
- Others...

Chokyi Gyaltsen (1337-1448) was the first to bear the title of Tai Situ, which was given to him by the Chinese emperor Yung Lo of the Ming Dynasty. He was a close disciple of the Fifth Karmapa who appointed him as the head teacher at Karma Gon Monastery in Eastern Tibet (Kham). Karma Gon remained the official seat of the successive incarnations of the Tai Situ until the eighteenth century when the eighth incarnation, Situ Panchen Chokyi Junge (1700-1774) moved his monastic seat to the newly built Palpung Monastery. Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne was particularly important as a major sponsor in the commissioning of painting sets.

Jeff Watt 5-2006 [updated 12-2016, 8-2017]