32-Situ Chökyi Jungne
Situ Chökyi Jungne - (1699 - 1774)
The Eighth Situ incarnation, Chökyi Jungne, otherwise known as the Situ Panchen, was born in Derge, Kham, in the Earth Hare year.
He studied and received the full transmissions from the 8th Shamar Chökyi Dhöndrup and the Twelfth Karmapa Jangchub Dorje. He also studied extensively with many other teachers such as Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu.
Chökyi Jungne went to see the Karmapa and Shamar Chökyi Döndrub when they were on the journey to China in 1732. He was one of the most renowned scholars and meditation masters of Tibet.
One of his major activities was editing and seeing to the printing of the woodblock editions of the Kangyur and Tenjyur project of the King of Derge. This production is now well-known around the world as the Derge edition, which is considered as one of the best original prints of these central texts of the Tibetan tradition.
The activities of Situ Panchen flourished widely and he restored or established monasteries, retreats, and study centres all over Tibet and Jang.
Situ Panchen recognized and enthroned the 13th Karmapa and the next incarnation of Shamar Rinpoche.
He gave the full transmission of the Kagyu lineage to the Thirteenth Karmapa, Düdul Dorje.
Excerpt from the official website of The Tsurphu Labrang