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Drigung Kagyu or Drikung Kagyu is one of the eight minor lineages of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was based in Driguntil Monastery, founded in 1179 by Drigung Kyobpa Jigten-gonpo-rinchenpel (1143-1217) approximately 150 miles east of Lhasa.

A sub-school of the Drikung was the Lhapu school, established in western Bhutan in the 12th century. The Lhapu followers built the earliest dzongs in Bhutan.


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