The Treasury of Lives

Daklha Gampo is a Kagyu monastery that was founded in 1121 by Milarepa's disciple Gampopa Sonam Rinchen, also known as Dakpo Lhaje. An early seat of the Kagyu tradition, administration was first passed through successive generations of Gampopa's family and then through an incarnation line, beginning in the sixteenth century with Gampopa Tashi Namgyel. The site was previously sanctified by Songsten Gampo, as it is considered to be at the head of the mother-ogress, the mythological progenitrix of the Tibetan people. Consequently the location has been an important site of terma revelation. Though sacked by Dzungars in 1718, and again damaged during the cultural revolution, several chapels with original art remain.

Abbots & Officers

Abbot

1. First Abbot Gampopa Sonam Rinchen [1122 - 1150]
2. Second Abbot Gompo Tsultrim Nyingpo [1150 - 1169]
3. Third Abbot Gomchung Sherab Jangchub [1169 - 1171]
4. Fourth Abbot Dakpo Duldzin [1171 - 1218]
5. Fifth Abbot Won Sherab Jungne [1218 - ]
6. Sixth Abbot Damcho Lingpa [1220 - ]

Images

The Demoness of Tibet

The Demoness of Tibet is a close copy of a well-known image located in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa. The landscape of TIbet is shown as the mythical demoness of Tibetan legend. At key physical locations on her body are located important Buddhist temples and monasteries.

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Biographies

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