The Treasury of Lives

Gyeltang Monastery, also known as Ganden Sumtsen Ling or Sungtseling, was a major Geluk monastery in Kham that was founded in 1679 or 1681 on the advice of the Fifth Dalai Lama. It originally contained eight colleges, of which seven still exist. As of 2009, 600-700 monks were housed at the monastery.


Lha mkhar yongs ʼdzin bstan pa rgyal mtshan. 1985. rGyal thang yul lung dgon gnas dang bcas paʼi byung ba mdo tsam brjod pa (Vol. 1–1). Delhi: Ngag Dbang Thabs Mtkas. 

Gyurme Dorje. 2004. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 453-453.

Gyeltang Sungtseling


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