The 17th abbot Gungru Kunkhen Choejung imparted his unique role in the history of the monastery by authoring and setting up the first, now known as old, key texts of Gomang for the upcoming students to hold on to its unique study system to explore the vast field of Buddhist thoughts and science.
The 32nd abbot Kunkhen Jamyang Shepa Ngawang Tsondue, who was born in the 17th century in Dhomey Tibet, did impart even greater and incomparable role in upholding Buddha Dharma through his highly scholarly dedicative works after studying in Utsang. Through his scholarly exploration of vast Buddhist Tantric and Sutric fields and peculiar highly talented grasp of their deep insights, he became widely acclaimed scholar and authored the new key texts of Gomang with more than 15 volumes of scholarly works written. He did also play major roles in the fields of Tibetan traditional studies at large.
And so those great minds had left with such breathtaking and groundbreaking approaches towards Buddhist science and philosophy with their talented and scholarly works for the welfare of dwelling beings on this earth.
From the 70th abbot Tsokhapa Geshe Ngawang Lobsang to the 79th abbot Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe, nine successive abbots, did impart their major roles in exile for 50 years from 1959 in sustaining and furthering the endangered traditional studies of Tibetan Buddhist science and thoughts in particular and Tibetan traditional studies in general.
The Successive Holders of Gaden Ser Tri, The Successor to Jhe Tsongkha Pa’s Patriarch General Position
Among those many great minds produced by the monastery there happened 14 adept sages who took over the patriarch general position of Gelug or Yellow Hat Sect as the successor to Jhe Tsongkha Pa as to take the rested broad and far sighted responsibility of Lama Tsongkha pa in furthering his profound wish to uphold Buddha Dharma in its depth reaching way that he pioneered, his greatest service of all that he has been undisputedly acclaimed as The Second Buddha, through unbiased phenomenal means of analysis and relentless practices. Jepon Lobsang Nyima took over as the 9th patriarch general; Rinchen Woeser as the 14th; Taklung Dhakpa Lodoe Gyatso as the 30th; Kochok Choesang as the 39th; Trichen Lodoe Gyatso as the 44th; Samlo Jinpa Gyatso as the 46th; Naktsang Dhondup Gyatso as the 48th; Trichen Gedun Phuntsok as the 50th; Trichen Tayon Paldan Dhakpa as the 51st; Trichen Tayon Gyaltsen Singei as the 53rd; Trichen Namkha Sangpo as the 55th; Trichen Ngawang Choephel as the 70th; Trichen Dhakpa Dhondup as the 80th; Trichen Ngawang Norbu as the 81st. And such great adepts, the holders of the great golden throne had been of extraordinarily enlightened minds and even the ones to come are, as should be, to be of no common dispositions.
And among them Trichen Gedun Phuntsok, the 50th Patriarch general, was acclaimed as the reincarnated birth of Je Sehrab Singei, one of the core students of Jhe Tsongkha Pa. Moreover, he was one of the closest disciples of Kunkhen Jamyang Shepa and played unique role of paramount importance in scholarly fields and service for Buddha Dharma. In his further quest and service for Buddha Dharma, he took reincarnation and Gung Thang Jampal Yang, the great adept scholar, was known as his rebirth.