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Dromtön Gyalwe Jungney (Tibetan: འབྲོམ་སྟོན་པ་རྒྱལ་བའི་འབྱུང་གནས་, Wylie: 'Brom-ston-pa Rgyal-ba'i 'Byung-gnas) (or Dromtönpa) (1005–1064) was the chief disciple of Buddhist master Atisha. He was born in Tolung at the beginning of the period of the second propagation of Buddhism in Tibet. He began preaching in the Tibetan region in 1042. He has been remembered as the initiator of the Tibetan Tantric School known as Kadampa. Dromtonpa (1008-1064) (Zong-dun-ba Zu-shi): Chief disciple of Atisha who started the Kadampa Order.
See; Kadampa Lineage Chart.
Dromtön is considered to be the 45th incarnation of Chenresig or Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and, thus, part of the early lineage of the Dalai Lamas (the First Dalai Lama is said to have been the 51st incarnation).