The Treasury of Lives

The Pelyul Choktrul incarnation line, also known as the Dzigar Choktrul and the Dzongnang Lama, are based at the Nyingma monasteries of Pelyul and Dartang.

Timeline

Biographies

The First Pelyul Choktrul, Karma Lhawang

b.late 18th cent. - d.early 19th cent.

Karma Lhawang was one of two men who served as the fifth throne holder of Pelyul Monastery. He was a relative of the monastery's founder, Kunzang Sherab. His reincarnations are known as the Pelyul Choktrul.

Jamyang Sherab Chokyi Nangwa was a close disciple of the First Gyatrul Rinpoche of Pelyul Monastery. He served as the fifth throne holder of Dartang Monastery. He is generally known as the First Pelyul Choktrul, but also holds the title of Second Dzongnang Lama.

Jampel Gyepai Dorje, the Second Pelyul Choktrul, also known as the Dartang Choktrul and Dzongnang Lama, was an important lama connected with the Pelyul lineage of the Nyingma tradition. Renowned for his strict observance of the monastic vows and for his statuesque appearance, he was the main teacher of the Third Penor Rinpoche and other senior lamas of the Pelyul tradition. He died in Communist prison in 1958 or 1959.