Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche
The lineage of H. H. The Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpas starts with the Bodhisattva Maitreya who was a direct disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni. According to the sutras, he will become the future fifth Buddha in around 2 million years.
Therefore, the lineage is older than 2600 years. The connection between the lineage of The Gyalwang Karmapa and The Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpas is just as old, they have been appearing as Gyalwang Karmapa and Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa for 900 years.
Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche has throughout the centuries appeared as many realized masters, Indian and Tibetan Mahasiddhas. Amongst the most known are Guru Rinpoche who brought the Dharma from India and firmly established it in Tibet in the 8th century.
Further Lord Marpa, Lord of all Yogis who deeply rooted the Kagyu lineage from India in Tibet. This is why Kagyu which reached us through this line of enlightened masters is actually called Marpa Kagyu.
Drogon Rächen was the first incarnation referred to as the first Situpa, since the time of the 5th Tai Situpa, Chökyi Gyaltshen, having received the Red Crown from The Gyalwang Karmapa, they have been known as The Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpas. You may read more about the 12 incarnations of the Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoches here.
excerpted from “The Himalayas and Beyond“