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Lineage: Khon Family (Sakya)

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The Religious Family Known by Three Names

The Early Khon Descendants & the Lineage of Sakya Tridzins

The Lharig - Heavenly Race:

1. Chiring (later to reascend to the heavens), the first of the Lharig Family.
2. Yuse, he had four sons known as the 4 Brothers of Sechili.
3. Yuring, ascended to heaven and returned, married a Mu spirit and had 7 sons.
4. Masang Chije, a leader of humans, he had 1 son.
5. Togsa Pawo Tag, married a Naga girl, he had 1 son.
6. Tagpo Ochen, he had 1 son.
7. Yapang Kye, he fought with the Yakshas and married a Yaksha girl, he had 1 son.

The Khon Family:

8. Khon Bar Kye, (born amidst quarreling) the beginning of the Khon Family name, he had 1 son.
9. Khon Jekundag, the Home Minister to King Trisong Detsen, a student of Padmasambhava, he had 2 sons.
10. The first son, Khon Lu'i Wangpo Srungwa, one of the first seven Tibetans to receive monastic ordination from Shantirakshita.
11. The second son, Khon Dorje Rinchen had 7 sons.
12. The sixth son, Sherab Yontan had 2 sons and lived in Yerlung near Sakya.
13. Khon Yontan Jungne, he had 3 sons.
14. Khon Tsugtor Sherab, he had 7 sons.
15. Khon Gekyab, he had 2 sons.
16. Khon Getong, he had 1 son.
17. Khon Balpo, he had 1 son.
18. Khon Shakya Lodro, he had 2 sons.
19. The elder - Sherab Tsultrim.

The Sakya Lineage:

20. (ST-1) The younger brother - Khon Konchog Gyalpo, the 1st Sakya Trizin. He secured the land of Sakya and established the first Temple-hermitage.
21. (ST-2) Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag (1103-1111) acted as the second Sakya Trizin and tutor to the young Kunga Nyingpo.
22. (ST-3) Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158), he had 4 sons; Kunga Bar - he died studying in India, Sonam Tsemo, Dragpa Gyaltsen and Palchen Wopa - the father of Sakya Pandita.
12. (ST-4) Lobpon Sonam Tsemo (1142-1182).
13. (ST-5) Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216).
14. (ST-6) Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen (1182-1251).
15. (ST-7) Chogyal Pagpa Lodro Gyaltsen (1235-1280). He ruled for 2 years and then went to China for 9 years - returned and ruled for another 5 years and again returned to China.
16. (ST-8) Rinchen Gyaltsen, ruled from 1249-1258 while Chogyal Phagpa was away.
17. (ST-9) Dharmapala Rakshita.
18. (ST-10) Sharpa Jamyang Chenpo (of the Luding Family) ruled from 1263-1270.
19. (ST-11) Zangpo Pal, from him arose the four early Lhadrangs of Sakya, from 1280-1307, he had 14 children.
20. (ST-12) Khetsun Namkha Legpa of the Zhitog Lhadrang, from 1307-1326,
21. (ST-13) Jamyang Donyo Gyaltsen of the Rinchen Gang Lhadrang, from 1326-1329.
22. (ST-14) Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312-1375) of the Rinchen Gang Lhadrang, from 1345-1375.
23. (ST-15) Tawen Lodro Gyaltsen of the Lhakang Lhadrang, from 1375-1393.
24. (ST-16) Tawen Kunga Rinchen of the Zhitog Lhadrang.
25. (ST-17) Kushri Lodro Gyaltsen of the Zhitog Lhadrang.
26. (ST-18) Jamyang Namkha Gyaltsen of the Rinchen Gang Lhadrang.
27 (ST-19) Kunga Wangchug of the Zhitog Lhadrang.
28. (ST-20) Jagar Sherab Gyaltsen of the Rinchen Gang Lhadrang.
29. (ST-21) Dagchen Lodro Gyaltsen of the Rinchen Gang Lhadrang.
30. (ST-22) Sakya Lotsawa Kunga Sonam of the Ducho Lhadrang, from this time only the Ducho Lhadrang remained.
31. (ST-23) Ngakchang Kunga Rinchen (1517-1584).
32. (ST-24) Jamyang Sonam Wangpo (1559-1621).
33. (ST-25) Dhagpa Lodro (1563-1617).
34. (ST-26) Kunga Wangyal.
35. (ST-27) Ngawang Kunga Sonam Jamgon Ameshab (1597-1659).
36. (ST-28) Sonam Wangchug.
37. (ST-29) Kunga Tashi (1656-1711).
38. (ST-30) Sonam Rinchen (1705-1741).
39. (ST-31) Sachen Kunga Lodro (1729-1783).
40. (ST-32) Jamgon Wangdu Nyingpo, he had two sons.
41. (ST-33) Pema Dudul Wangchug (1792-1853), he started the Drolma Podrang.
42. (ST-34) Dorje Rinchen, considered part of the Phuntsok Podrang.
43. (ST-35) Tashi Rinchen (1823-1865), Drolma Podrang.
44. (ST-36) Kunga Sonam, Phuntsok Podrang.
45. (ST-37) Kunga Nyingpo, Drolma Podrang.
46. (ST-38) Dzamling Chegu Wangchug, Phuntok Podrang.
47. (ST-39) Dragshul Thinley Rinchen (1871-1936), Drolma Podrang.
48. (ST-40) Ngawang Tutob Wangchug, Phuntsok Podrang.
49. (ST-41) Ngawang Kunga (b.1945), Drolma Podrang.

(Jeff Watt. April 1996. Vancouver, Canada)