The Drikung Kagyu Order was founded in 1179 by Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön. It is headed by the two Kyabgön Rinpoches: His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang and His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chungtsang.
While Chungtsang Rinpoche resides in Lhasa, Chetsang Rinpoche has established the Drikung Kagyu seat in exile in Dehra Dun, in the northeast of India.
Complete Bio of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön
Vajra Dakini Nunnery is a contemplative community in the Drikung Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Founded with the blessing and patronage of His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, it is dedicated to peace, practice, and service. VDN is a community of nuns and lay women in training, established for the purpose of providing food, housing, and a suitable religious environment for those nuns. Equally, Vajra Dakini is also a source of compassion training and practice for the public: women and men, old and young. Vajra Dakini regularly offers both traditional retreats and also compassion training in diverse settings including businesses, hospitals, hospices, colleges, and universities. VDN is incorporated for exclusively religious purposes.