The Treasury of Lives

Anna Sehnalova, © Anna Sehnalova

Menri, the main Bon monastery located in Namling county in central Tibet, was founded in 1404 or 1405 by Nyamme Sherab Gyeltsen. At one time it housed 350 monks, four colleges, a school of dialectics, and an assembly hall. It was largely destroyed during the cultural revolution, and although some restoration has occured, the site still has extensive ruins and only a small cohort of monks. 


Dorje, Gyurme. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 300.


Abbots & Officers

Throne Holder

Throne Holder Rinchen Gyeltsen 1415 -
Throne Holder shes rab 'od zer 1732 -
Throne Holder gtsug 'od zer 1736 -
Throne Holder g.yung drung tshul khrims 1758 -
Throne Holder shes rab bstan 'dzin 1760 -
Throne Holder shes rab 'od zer 1820 -
Throne Holder shes rab dbang rgyal 1836 -
Throne Holder g.yung drung dbang rgyal 1849 -


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