Kyobpa Jikten Sumgon 7” x 9”
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 7" x 9", entire thangka 19" x 23"
- traditional brocade border
Kyobpa Jikten Sumgon (1143-1217) is the founder of Drikung Kagyu Lineage and one of the greatest teachers in his own time and he was a junior contemporaries of the First Karmapa. His father was an accomplished practitioner of Yamantaka and they are descended from a noble family with divine ancestry, known as the Kyura clan. Jikten Sumgön was one of the most notable masters of Tibetan Buddhism, and his teachings had wide-reaching influence for centuries to come, and up to 130,000 monks and practitioners came from all over Tibet, Central Asia, China and across the Himalayan region to train with him. Depicted below his are his two chief disciples, Sherab Jungne and Drakpa Jungne.