The Treasury of Lives

Pelkhor Chode, also known as Pelkhor Dechen, in Gyantse, Tsang, was established by the Gyantse ruler Rabten Kunzang Pakpa, between 1418 and 1425 as an ecumenical center for Sakya and Geluk traditions. Khedrubje Gelek Pelzangpo and Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo were both involved. The Drukpa Kagyu tradition is also represented, although the community today is primarily Sakya.


Akester, Matthew. 2016. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet. Chicago, IL: Serindia Publications, pp. 491-495.

Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, pp. 308-311.

Abbots & Officers


Abbot byams pa chos bzang 1932 -


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