The Treasury of Lives

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalaya

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Pema Chozin

18th cent.

Pema Chozin, like her sister Pema Chodzom, was an eighteenth-century nun and patron of the Nyingma and Barawa Kagyu traditions in southern Tibet. Her brother was Polhane Sonam Tobgyel. Both sisters, students of Orgyen Ngawang Yeshe, lived during their adult years at Karye Monastery in Mangyul. There they sponsored and participated in the editing of the Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu (Waddell) edition of the Collected Nyingma Tantras. Pema Chozin also edited the collected works of Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu.

Pema Chodzom

d.1748

Pema Chodzom, like her sister Pema Chozin, was an eighteenth-century nun and patron of the Nyingma and Barawa Kagyu traditions. Her brother was Polane Sonam Tobgyel. Both sisters, students of Orgyen Ngawang Yeshe, lived at Karye Monastery in Mangyul during their adult years. There she and her sister sponsored and participated in the editing of the Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu (Waddell) edition of the Collected Nyingma Tantras.

Polu Khenpo Dorje was an influential twentieth-century Dzogchen master. He was one of Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang's closest disciples, and he was an important teacher to Chagdud Tulku, Taklung Tsetrul, and Tulku Urgyen

Dudjom Rinpoche was a towering figure in twentieth-century Tibetan religion—one of the main preservers of the Nyingma tradition in exile and the first Nyingma representative in the exile government. He gave a series of major Nyingma empowerments in the early 1960s and composed the lengthy History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism in 1964. He was a primary holder of the Dudjom Tersar tradition, based on the revelations of his prior incarnation, Dudjom Lingpa.

Apang Terton

b.1895 - d.1945
BDRC P6489

Apang Terton was an early twentieth-century treasure revealer from Golok. He founded Tsimda Monastery and was the father of Khandro Tāre Lhamo. Among his reincarnations is the Forty-First Sakya Trizin.