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Tsum Nile Ladang

Tsum Nile Ladrang

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Tsum Nile Ladrang

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Tsum Nile Ladrang

BACKGROUND
In the northern part of Nepal under the area of secret place called "the valley of Happiness" where the great Master Padmasambhava and Milarepa visited and practiced is a place called Tsum. It is very beautifully located between the gorges, having plain grasslands, hills, Rocky Mountains, Snow Mountains, rivers, lakes etc. It is quite remote which is about a week walk from the nearest bus stand (Arughat). The people of this area are peaceful and devotional in nature. There are 13 different small villages under Tsum and can be categorized under upper and lower Tsum. The upper Tsum has 5 villages; they are 1.Chhoekhang, Paro, Dzong 2. Ngakyu, Learu 3. Ngak, Drushi 4. Pangdun, Phurphet, Lhar 5. Chhule, Nile. The lower Tsum has 8 villages and they are 1. Lokpa 2. Tsumche 3. Khar 4.Yarchok 5. Gonpa 6. Tsumling 7. Tangjuk and 8. Hripche. The people of these villages are guided in their religious activity and help them to accumulate the merits and abandon the obscurations by the Traditional lama family. There are 5 different lama families in Tsum, they are 1. Tsumche Ladrang, 2. Gonpatoeshing Ladrang, 3. Ngak Ladrang, 4. Khangsar Ladrang and 5. Nile Ladrang. Here is a brief history of Tsum Nile Labrang. There are two categories 1. Dharma lineage and 2. Family lineage.

Dharma Lineage
Dorji Chang, Telopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, Phakmodrupa, Gyalwa Lorepa, Goetsangpa are as same in the general lineage. The particular Dharma lineage starts from the Master Madun Reachen or Naljor Choeden.Dharma Lineage

1. Lama Madun Reachen (1209 - 1277)Lama Madun Reachen was born in Gyakar lingchung of Tsang province, Tibet. He is born as a son to Joseea Valpo and Sapmo Geama. At the age of 11, He went to see the great master Togden Chenpo Gartonpa and he offered his hair to him and was named Naljor Choeden. He studied from many different masters of that time. His teachers are Goetsangpa Gonpo Dorji, Togden Chenpo Gartonpa, Gyalwa Lorepa, Throfhu Lotsawa, Jamgon Sakya Pandita, Terton Guru Choewang, Nyingmapa Master SangNgak Dongpo, Drupthop Phakpa etc. His main or root teacher was Gyalwa Goetsangpa. He received all the teachings and the instructions of the tradition from him. He became one of the 8 equal disciples of Gyalwa Goetsangpa. He lived most of his life in the isolated and solitary area practicing the Dharma. In his old days he built Dephuet Dronme, Lontrang Rinchen Phungpa and Gon DondrupLing of Kuthang, Drang Se Khar of Jhang (west), Gurphu of Mangtsa, Palri of Drodha, Thokton Shargom of Pang Shing and Phulak Dowoche of Gungthang etc.He helped flourishing the teachings of the three vehicles and his the particular tradition in the area. He passed away at the age of 68 in Dowoche. His main disciple was Densa Rinchen.

2. Densa Rinchen(1243 - 1296) - He built Chokri of Landeap, Rinchen Gang of Kuthang, Dhundup Ling of Buldud, Rinchen Ling of Beasho etc. He helped to flourish the teachings, the meditations and the Dharma activities. His main disciple was Nyammed Choje Tenpa.

3. Nyammed Choje Tenpa(1259 - ?) - He built a monastery called Palding in the lower Ladeap. He always preaches the teachings to 500 disciples and he used to have 1000 disciples during the special days. He use to help the beings in both the ways by giving teachings and making them practice. His main disciple was Choje Sangay Oon.

4. Choje Sangay Oon - His main disciple was Choje Sonam Wangchuk.

5. Choje Sonam Wangchuk - His main disciple was Choje Sonam Nyingpo.

6. Choje Sonam Nyingpo - His main disciple was Nyammed Lhundup Tashi.

7. Nyammed Lhundup Tashi(1278 - 1351) - He was born as a son to Sonam Dulley and Choekeong Kitdey in a place called Palkhut Jang Phuk. Lama Zurkhang pa prophesized that he will become a very special person in the future. He offered his hair to Sonam Wangchuk and was named Lhundup Tashi. At the age of 15 he realized the primordial wisdom while receiving the teachings of Mahamudra. He received many teachings of Nyingma and Sarma from many great teachers of that time. Some of his main teachers are Jatang wa Sakya Pal, Choje Sonam Wangchuk, Choje Sonam Nyingpo, Kunkhen Musetpa Palden Sengey, Lashing Khenpo Wang Shey, Gungthang Womphukpa Dhundup Sherap, Tsagetpa Dorji Sengey, Choje Oon Seng etc. He received all the teaching of the tradition from the master Sonam Nyingpo (who has been prophesized by Guru Rinpoche). He practiced in many solitary places such as Dowoche, Longtrang, Karye, Trarum etc. and he was much achieved experienced meditator. He became the royal priest of the king Trilha Sonam De of Ngari Gungthang. He built the Dowoche Monastery. He looked after all the monasteries under Lama Madun. He renovated and built some necessary houses, he started retreat centre and let the people join in. It is said that he has shown, xperienced, and possessed a fore knowledge, miracle and many supernatural powers. He can let the Dharma protector serve and he benefited many beings, thus passed away in Dowoche.

8. Choje Gonpo Pal - He is one of the main disciples of Lhundup Tashi.

9. Choje Kunga Sizig - He was born during the reign of the King Trilha Wangyal Tsen. He learned, practiced, received instructions from various teachers, Choje Gonpo Pal, Nyammey Lhundup Rinchen, Terton Sakya Sangpo and Druptop Tsangnyon Heruka are the main teachers. He became one of the great disciples of Tsangnyon Heruka.

10. Choje Chechok Dorji - He was born near Chokri a place called Lheychung. He knew reading at the age of three. He left a footprint at the age of eight, which is still in Lheychung. His father Kunga sizig, Terton Chogden Gonpo, Terton Tenyi Lingpa, Terton Pema Lingpa's main disciple Karpo Kunga Drakpa are some of main teachers with whom he studied, received instructions, empowerments and transmissions. He was born during the reign of King Duddulgon De. At this time Terton Chokden Gonpo asked the Gungthang King for the renovation of Jamtrin Monastery and appointed Choje Chechok Dorji as the possessor. He stayed and took care of Druptop Ogyenpa's seat Shelri Pal Kyi Nak Dzong and Yang Dul Trul Pei Tsuk Lak Khang (Jamtrin Monastery). He composed a commentary on Gutrul Shitro. He also became a teacher to the king. He has two sons, Donyo Dorji and Kunchock Dorji. He passed away in Gundha; soon he was born as Terton Tenyi Linpa's son called Sonam Gyalpo. Among the monasteries under Dochen, Shelri, Jamtrin and Drangsa are given to Choje Chechok Dorji's incarnation. After Sonam Gyalpo the Jamtrin Terton Lineage was started.

11. Kunchock Dorji - He is the main disciple of Choje Chechok Dorji. His teachers were own father Choje Chechok Dorji, Botong Rabjampa Kunchok Samdup, Terton Chokden Gonpo, Terton Tenyi Lingpa, Barlukpa Choje Namkha Dorji etc. He was a great scholar and practitioner.

12. Namkha Lhundup - He studied under many teachers, some of which are his father (kunchok dorji) and his uncle (Donyoe Dorji), Ney Rabjampa Jampa Phuntsok, Nyammey Choewang Gyaltsen, Ringangwa Gurton Namkha Dorji etc. he established Drog Ladrang Sa Nyag Dechenling, Gondar Silnonling of Kharvam, Gonnoe of tsum, etc. it is said that he had built about seven monasteries. He had nine sons and four out of them died of small pox. The remaining four are Jhigdral, Thoe nyon, Namkha Sengye and Gyaltsen and until Namkha Lhundup it was just one ladrang ( a lama family), but after him his two elder sons Jhigdral and Thoenyon stayed together as Lower Ladrang and the two younger brother Namkha sengye and Gyaltsen stayed together as Upper Ladrang .

13. Namkha Sengye - He established the Upper Ladrang. His main teachers are his own father Namkha Lhundup, Jamtrin incarnate Sonam Gyalpo, Tulku Namkha Gyazin, Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu, Gomnyon Chakdor Migmar etc. He became very close to Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu. That's why Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu has praised him as "A great Bodhisattva Vajrayana master free of misconduct and worldly attachment in his secret composition".

14. Norbu Dechen - He was taken to karye to see yolmowa Tenzin Norbu and was named Norbu Dechen. He is prophesized by master Padmasambhava as an incarnation of Namkhei Nyingpo "who will be born near Palbar and will be named Dechen. Who will have a mole in the middle of the chest, He will flourish his family lineage and will please Padmasambhava", in the treasure revealed by Terton Dudul Dorji. His main teachers are Yolmowa Tenzin Norbu, his own father Namkha Sengye, Pabar Drubtop Paksam Yeshe, Dakarwa Karma Losal, Reachen Karma Chophel, Linwapa Gyalthang Silnon Dorji, Lowopa Kunsang Longyang, Gomnyon Chakdor Norbu, Terton Garwang Dorji etc. He also studied astrology and he perfected it. He composed a brief practice of Gutrul Trowo and some others. His composition on the brief practice of Gutrul Trowo pleased the king of Terton Gyurmey Dorji when it was send to mindroling.

15. Tenpei Norbu - He was a son of the Dudul Dorji and the grandson of Ngachang Norbu Dechen. He took care of both Landhe and Tsum Ladrangs.

16. Gyalsey Sengye - He received all the teachings, instructions, empowerments and transmissions from his great grand father Norbu Dechen. He traveled to central Tibet and received all the teachings of Tersar from Lochen Dharma Shree in Mindrolling. Nup Gonpawa Chenpo Khamlungpa Pema Wangyal bestowed him all the teachings of Do Wang. He was praised as a great Vajrayana master by Kathokpa Rigzin Tsewang Norbu.

17. Rigzin Tsewang Norbu(1698 - 1755) -The nearest disciple of the former incarnation Takrepa Kalsang Ugen Tenzin and great Terton Pema Dechen Lingpa recognized him as an incarnation of the Drodul Pema Mani. His centre head hair was offered to Kathok Gyalsey Sonam Dehutsen and was enthroned at Khunkhen Pema Lodro's monastery. He benefited all the beings on Do-Kham and at the age of 25 he traveled all around being ascetic. He arrived central and mid-Tibet through Phuwa Draged Dzong . Dochen Gurikpa Gyalse Sengye bestowed him the empowerment of the essence of all the 18 tantras of the Nyingma, Gutrul Sangwa Nyingpo. Especially when he offered him the protectors of the tantra Lekden Nakpo's empowerments and Rigzin Tsewang Norbu says there were lots of different noises on top of the empowerment house during the empowerments and the presence of Protector Lekden Nakpo himself there from Riwo Malaya is the sign of having a very good lineage and connection between them.

Dharma Lineage

He also offered him the teachings of Mahamudra called Karpo Druk (6 white ones) which is very specific of the Madun Kagyu tradition. He also revealed many treasures from Dhokham Kongpo and Sapphulung. He also composed some texts such as Dak Nang Lama Ku Sum, Yi Shin Norbu Ta Bhue Sam Lhun Men Ngagchu Sum, Sang Lam Tsedrup, lamsab Lamai Nyaljor, Choet Yul Gay Dui, etc. He became very close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso. He also helped to recognized His Holiness Karmapa Dudul Dorji according to the prophecy of the dakinis. Later he also offered many teachings to His Holiness the Karmapa. In his elder age he spent his time benefiting the beings of Upper Ngari, Upper and mid Tibet, Upper and Lower Lowo, Nepal, Kyidrong; etc.He renovated the Boudhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa very brilliantly and successfully. He passed away at Ngodup Phuk near Jamtin monastery.

18. Rigzin Gurmey Namgyal - He studied all the teachings of the tradition under his father Ngachang Gyalsey Sengye. He offered his centre head hair to Rigzin Tsewang Norbu and was named as Tsewang Tenzin Drupai Dorji.

He received the entire transmissions of Nyingma Gyud Bum from Lhodrakpa Dhomtson Ngawang Lhundup at Palding. He received all the Dowang from Je Barowa Ngawang Yeshi. He shared both teachers and student relationship with Ngor Kunga Lhundup. He had some outstanding students like Choekhar Tulku, Je paldingpa Gurmey Trinley Tenzin, his own Son Tsewang Cheme Gonpo etc.

19. Tsewang Cheme Gonpo(1755 - 1809) -He is born as a son to Rinzin Gurmey Namgyal. He offered his centre head hair to Rigzin Tsewang Norbu and was named Tsewang Cheme Gonpo at Nodrup Phuk. He received all the teachings of the tradition from his father. He also studied under Paldingpa Gyurmey Trinley Tenzin, Rigzin Gonnangpa Trinley Duzom, and Domtson Tenzin Dorji etc. He also had vast knowledge of Tibetan medicine, astrology, sculpture, painting and poetry. He was a very experienced meditator and a composer. He passed away on fourth month, new moon day of Tibetan calendar at the age of 54.

20. Darkarwa Chokyi Wangchuk(1775 - 1837)

Dharma Lineage

He was born to Terton Tenyi Lingpa's family lineage holder Ngachang Tsewang Tenzin at Mangyul Kyidong  Jamtrin.Gonangwa Trinley Duzom was asked to named him when he was in retreat at Gonang. So he named him Tsewang Gyaltsen. He was recognized as an incarnation of Dakkar Tulku through his remembrance of past life, recognizing all the belonging of the past Dakkar Tulku and by the official recognition letter issued by His Holiness the Karmapa Dudul Dorji. He was enthroned at the age of 8 in the presence of Gonangwa Trinley Duzom.he offered his centre head hair to Gonangwa Trinley Duzom and was named Rigzin Choekyi Wangchuk Ngaedon Tenpei Nyima Trinley Gyatso Dhe. He studied under great teachers like Je Gonangwa Trinley Duzom, Dochenpa Rigzin Gyurmey Namgyal, Je Tsewang Cheme Gonpo, Mugonpa, Choejhe Kunga Palden, Lowo Dolpowa Ogyen Chophel etc. Besides he traveled to the central Tibet and visited Mindrolling Monastery where he received all Terser teachings from the Minling Trichen he also received many transmissions from Minling Khenchen. Later he received many empowerments from the Minling Thuksey Rinpoche (son of Minling Trichen). Likewise he visited Tsurpu Monastery and received many teachings and empowerments from Karmapa Thegchok Dorji. He also received an audience to see the black hat. Karmapa was very impressed from his work of editing all the composition of Rigzin Tsewang Norbu and composing Rigzin Tsewang Norbu's biography. He also asked him to edit the same for him later he did as he was asked and then sent it to Tsurpu. He also visited Kagyu Sang Ngag Choling where he took an Upasaka vow from Drukchen Kyabgon Kagyu Tenpei Gyaltsen Gyurmey Yongdrup Damchoe Nyima and was named Mipham Chimed Drupa Chokyi Gyaltsen. He received teachings of Mahamudras, six yogas of Naropa, Lama Chopa etc. He was also able to get a very rare lineage of Rechungpa's Nyen Gyud Norbu Korsum from Dekyong Gyalpo (who was a student of Terton Choje Linpa's root guru Younten Gyatso's incarnation). He learned literature, poetry, astrology from masters like Aawa Dutipa Dorji Tsunmo, Lopon Tenpa, Losang Thutop etc. He was very learned in all these fields and even a very experienced, accomplished meditator. He worked tirelessly building and renovating monasteries, stupas, Mani (prayer wheel) houses, Kakni (is like a gate on a road in which different deities, scriptures, relics etc are stored for the blessings to all the ones passing through the road), statues, texts and many others. He has composed many different texts on many different subjects. All together there are about 12 volumes. He provided foods to the monks, nuns, practitioners and all the necessities of the monastery by himself. He even provided all the teachings, instructions, advices etc. to all the followers. He passed away at the age 63 with different unusual signs. As he used to say he feel something on his back of the head, after burning his body they found a very clear form of Dorji Drapo Tsal about a size of a thumb on the back of his skull without loosing the color of original bone. They kept this as a replica of paying homage to him.  


21. Kunsang Trinley Gyatso(1857- 1924)
-he was a born at a place called Rama Shongpa near Rigyal Palbar. His father DomarpaTsewang Rabgay and his mother was Tsewang Palmo. He was called Nyima Lhagon when he was small. According to the prediction letter of Karmapa Thekchog Dorji and his remembrance of much past life he was recognized as the Dakkar Tulku and was enthroned at Dakkar monastery. He took Gyen Nyen vow from Kagyu Trinley Namgyal (his grandfather )at Daknak and was named as Kunsang Trinley Gyatso Pal Sangpo.he studied under teacher from all lineage some of which are Karmapa Kakhayab Dorji,Drikung Kyapgon Choke Lodro,Ne Nanng Rigzin Tenpe Wangchuk (Rigzin Tsewang Norbu's Tulku),Dochenpa Domtson Tsewang Gyalpo, Domarpa Pema Rigzin, Chak Drupwang Urgen Tendar, Je Lobsang Sopa, Khungpa Karma Lamchok Sangpo, Adowa Ngawang Dakpa, Jadralwa Drimey O'ser etc, he became a very important student of all these teachers,especially 15th Karmapa praised him and Dolpo Shelri Tulku as the sun and the moon of the upper Tibet. He didn't just study teachings but practiced each and every very diligently and achieved many meditation experience. He restored and renovated all the monasteries, statues, different ritual articles which have been under bad condition after passing away of Dakkarwa Chokyi Wangchuk. He benefited the monastic community as well as the lay community that is why he was given "Tri Shri" title by the Tibetan government. He gave every thing for the benefit of others. He did everything for the benefit of the others .he did every thing the continuation of the dharma lineage. His realisation of benefiting the place and the people, he gave birth to two sons. His elder son was Je Rigzin Thinley Chowang. He passed away at the age of 60.

22 Kargyu Tenzin Norbu(1899 - 1959) -He was the son of the Je Rigzin Thinley Chowang. He was taken care and grown up by his parents until seven. After seven he stayed with his grandfather Kunsang Thinley Gyatso who provided him with foods, clothes, shelter, teachings, transmissions, instructions, empowerments also taught him the way of writings, reading, and contemplating. Then he went to Mindrolling monastery and became fully ordained from Minling Khenchen Ugen Gurmey Sherap Tender, he was named Tenzin Dorji Pal Sangpo. He built and renovated some of the lama's retreat rooms, Mahakala house, Mani prayers hall, Kagyur shrine room, kitchen and storage, Parkhang(where the text print blocks are kept), stupa at longdar (the relic stupa of Rinchen Karma Chophel) etc.

Dharma Lineage

His grandfather Kunsang Trinley Gyatso, Kathok Tulku Pema Kunsang Rinpoche, Paldingpa UgenYeshi Chokden, Roe Kushap Tenzin Dorji, Tsipri Tripon Rinpoche, Khedup Sangye Sangpo, Kagyur Lama Rinpoche Ngawang Chosang, Kyabje Chodrup Rinpoche etc.are some of the teachers of him. He studied under these guniune teachers and became a great scholar as well as good meditator. He held and flourishes the lineage of the tradition and administered the monasteries well.

Family LineageThe family is known as Gurik Dochenppa and gurik comes from the name of a place Gurphu. Dochen comes from a name of the monastery called Phulak Dowoche (which was first built as a retreat centre by Lama Madun Reachen. Later Gurton Lhundup Tashi built a monastery with the help of king of Ngari Gungthang Trigyal Sonam De, who accepted him as his teacher) and the abbot or the processor of the monastery were called Dochenpa. The Lama family of Gurik Dochenpa was started from Gurton Lhundup Tashi. The actual family comes from the family of the Dharma king of Tibet. The family heir of the Dharma king Namde Oesung had a son called Pal Khor Tsen. Pal Khor Tsen had a son called Tri Tashi Tsekpa.Tri Tashi Tsekpa had three sons Pal De, Oe De and Kyi De and they were called the Three De of Lower Ngari. The middle prince, Oe De had four sons and the youngest son abided at Yarlung and reigned the palace called Chi NgaTaktse.They were 13 different families separated from his family. One of them was Jowoei Rig and it is said that the family of Lhundup Tashi was belongs to Jowoei Rig.

1. Gurton Lhundup Tashi-He was born as a son to Sonam Dulley and Choekeong Kitdey in a place called Palkhut Jang Phuk. Lama Zurkhang pa prophesized that he will become a very special person in the future. He offered his hair to Sonam Wangchuk and was named Lhundup Tashi. At the age of 15 he realized the primordial wisdom while receiving the teachings of Mahamudra. He received many teachings of Nyingma and Sarma from many great teachers of that time. Some of his main teachers are Jatang wa Sakya Pal, Choje Sonam Wangchuk, Choje Sonam Nyingpo, Kunkhen Musetpa Palden Sengey, Lashing Khenpo Wang Shey, Gungthang Womphukpa Dhundup Sherap, Tsagetpa Dorji Sengey, Choje Oon Seng etc. He received all the teaching of the tradition from the master Sonam Nyingpo (who has been prophesized by Guru Rinpoche). He practiced in many solitary places such as Dowoche, Longtrang, Karye, Trarum etc. and he was much achieved experienced meditator. He became the royal priest of the king Trilha Sonam De of Ngari Gungthang. He built the Dowoche Monastery. He looked after all the monasteries under Lama Madun. He renovated and built some necessary houses, he started retreat centre and let the people join in. It is said that he has shown, xperienced, and possessed a fore knowledge, miracle and many supernatural powers. He can let the Dharma protector serve and he benefited many beings, thus passed away in Dowoche.

2. Ngachang Gonpo Pal

3. Choje Kunga Sizig He was born during the reign of the King Trilha Wangyal Tsen. He learned, practiced, received instructions from various teachers, Choje Gonpo Pal, Nyammey Lhundup Rinchen, Terton Sakya Sangpo and Druptop Tsangnyon Heruka are the main teachers. He became one of the great disciples of Tsangnyon Heruka.He had one son called Chechok Dorji.

4. Ngachang Chechok Dorji He was born near Chokri a place called Lheychung. He knew reading at the age of three. He left a footprint at the age of eight, which is still in Lheychung. His father Kunga sizig, Terton Chogden Gonpo, Terton Tenyi Lingpa, Terton Pema Lingpa's main disciple Karpo Kunga Drakpa are some of main teachers with whom he studied, received instructions, empowerments and transmissions. He was born during the reign of King Duddulgon De. At this time Terton Chokden Gonpo asked the Gungthang King for the renovation of Jamtrin Monastery and appointed Choje Chechok Dorji as the possessor. He stayed and took care of Druptop Ogyenpa's seat Shelri Pal Kyi Nak Dzong and Yang Dul Trul Pei Tsuk Lak Khang (Jamtrin Monastery). He composed a commentary on Gutrul Shitro. He also became a teacher to the king. He has two sons, Donyo Dorji and Kunchock Dorji. He passed away in Gundha; soon he was born as Terton Tenyi Linpa's son called Sonam Gyalpo. Among the monasteries under Dochen, Shelri, Jamtrin and Drangsa are given to Choje Chechok Dorji's incarnation. After Sonam Gyalpo the Jamtrin Terton Lineage was started.He had two sons called Kunchok Dorji and Donyo Dorji

5. Ngachang Kunchock Dorji He is the main disciple of Choje Chechok Dorji. His teachers were own father Choje Chechok Dorji, Botong Rabjampa Kunchok Samdup, Terton Chokden Gonpo, Terton Tenyi Lingpa, Barlukpa Choje Namkha Dorji etc. He was a great scholar and practitioner.He had one son called Namkha Lhundup.

6. Ngachang Namkha Lhundup He studied under many teachers, some of which are his father (kunchok dorji) and his uncle (Donyoe Dorji), Ney Rabjampa Jampa Phuntsok, Nyammey Choewang Gyaltsen, Ringangwa Gurton Namkha Dorji etc. he established Drog Ladrang Sa Nyag Dechenling, Gondar Silnonling of Kharvam, Gonnoe of tsum, etc. it is said that he had built about seven monasteries. He had nine sons and four out of them died of small pox. The remaining four are Jhigdral, Thoe nyon, Namkha Sengye and Gyaltsen and until Namkha Lhundup it was just one ladrang ( a lama family), but after him his two elder sons Jhigdral and Thoenyon stayed together as Lower Ladrang and the two younger brother Namkha sengye and Gyaltsen stayed together as Upper Ladrang.

7. Ngachang Namkha Sengye He established the Upper Ladrang. His main teachers are his own father Namkha Lhundup, Jamtrin incarnate Sonam Gyalpo, Tulku Namkha Gyazin, Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu, Gomnyon Chakdor Migmar etc. He became very close to Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu. That's why Rigzin yolmowa Tenzin Norbu has praised him as "A great Bodhisattva Vajrayana master free of misconduct and worldly attachment in his secret composition".He had one son called Norbu Dechen.

8. Ngachang Norbu Dechen He was taken to karye to see yolmowa Tenzin Norbu and was named Norbu Dechen. He is prophesized by master Padmasambhava as an incarnation of Namkhei Nyingpo "who will be born near Palbar and will be named Dechen. Who will have a mole in the middle of the chest, He will flourish his family lineage and will please Padmasambhava", in the treasure revealed by Terton Dudul Dorji. His main teachers are Yolmowa Tenzin Norbu, his own father Namkha Sengye, Pabar Drubtop Paksam Yeshe, Dakarwa Karma Losal, Reachen Karma Chophel, Linwapa Gyalthang Silnon Dorji, Lowopa Kunsang Longyang, Gomnyon Chakdor Norbu, Terton Garwang Dorji etc. He also studied astrology and he perfected it. He composed a brief practice of Gutrul Trowo and some others. His composition on the brief practice of Gutrul Trowo pleased the king of Terton Gyurmey Dorji when it was send to mindroling.He had only one son called Dudul Dorji

9. Ngachang Dudul Dorji He is a only son of Ngagchang Norbu Dechen. He studied under his father. he had three sons called Tenzin, Tenpei Norbu, Gyalsey Sengye

10. Ngachangchenpo Gyalsey Sengye He was a son of the Dudul Dorji and the grandson of Ngachang Norbu Dechen. He took care of both Landhe and Tsum Ladrangs.He had four sons called Pema Gyatso, Rigzin Gyurmey Namgyal, Palgon and Choewang

11. Pema Gyatso He is the eldest son of Ngagchang Gyalsey Senge. He lived in Tsum Nile labrang He had two sons called Urgyen and Choekhar Khenchen Losang Drakpa's incarnation Tulku Losang Nyima.

12. Urgyen He also followed the footsteps of his father and administered Tsum Nile Labrang very well. He had no son so, his cousin brother Tsewang Drodul took care of Tsum Nile Labrang after his death

13. Tsewang Drodul He was the youngest son Tsewang Cheme Gonpo. He studied with his own father and later he received many teachings, instructions, empowerments, transmissions from Drakkarwa Chokyi Wangchuck.He preserved Tsum Nile Ladrang. He had two sons and a daughter.

14. Kushap Dampa Nam Nyi They were sons of Tsewang Drodul. They received the entire teachings of their tradition from their father. They had no sons because they died at a very young age. So, after their passing away their sister Jetsunma took care and ran the Ladrang

15. Seymo Je Tsunma After the passing away of her both brothers she had to take care of the Ladrang. She administered it very well and after her death the people of Tsum invited Urgyen from Ladeap Ladrang to run Tsum Nile Ladrang because Ladeap Ladrang holds the same family and Dharma Lineage

16. Orgyen He studied with Domtson Tsewang Gyalpo when he was young. He also studied with Kunsang Thinley Gyatso, his own father and grand father. He knew Tibetan medicine and Astrology very well. He had three sons called Tsewang Gonpo, Bhulek, and Seychung. In his old age he went to Nubri and became very close to Kushap Wangyal. So, he lived together with him and passed away there. It is said that his relic stupa is there in Namla Monastery, Nubri. Later an incarnation of him was also born in Bartsam, Nubri but he didn't have much Dharmic activity)

17. Tsewang Gonpo He is born as a son to Urgyen and Kartok. He studied with Kunsang Thinley Gyatso, Kushap Rigzin, his own father etc. He also learned Tibetan medicine and Astrology from his father. He had only one son called Damcho Lhundup).

18. Damcho Lhundup He was born as a son to Tsewang Gonpo and Dakkar rinpoche's sister Kunsang. He went to Dakkar at a very young age and his uncles Kushap Tsewang and Kargyud Tenzin Norbu provided him with the fooding, clothing and the traditional studies. He went to Tsipri and took a Gyenyen vow from Tsipri Tripon Rinpoche at that time he also received Mahamudra teachings.

Family Lineagelama yeshi n sherap rinpoche

Later he also got many teachings of the tradition from his father and did many practices in Tsum. Even he had no interest in having a family but seeing that it would help the people to have a person who can guide them in their religious and daily life, he married Lhazom. They had three sons and three Daughters. Their eldest son is Lama oryen Yeshi Gyatso then Sherap Rinpoche and the youngest one is Lama Tashi.