The Treasury of Lives

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Drakar Tashiding is an important Nyingma monastery in Sikkim. It was founded by Ngadak Sempa Chenpo Puntsok Rigdzin (1592-1656) in the mid seventeeth century, the exact year being unknown. According to tradition the location is considered the center of Sikkim, and is a sacred place recognized by Padmasambhava.


Acharya Samten Gyatso Lapcha. 2008. 'bras ljongs dgon sde'i lo rgyus, pg 44. Gangtok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. TBRC W1KG879.

Vandenhelsken, Mélenie, and Hissey Wongchuk. "Tibetan Masters and the formation of the sacred site of Tashiding." Bulletin of Tibetology 42, no. 1 (2006): 65-90.


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