The Treasury of Lives




Historical Period

Recent Biographies

Jamyang Chokyi Wangpo was one of the multiple simultaneous reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Identified by Loter Wangpo, he was enthroned at Dzongsar in 1897. He studied there and at Adzom Gar and Dzogchen Monastery. He died at the age of fifteen.

Tsakho Ngawang Drakpa was a close disciple of Tsongkhapa. Born into an aristocratic family in Gyarong, he studied with Tsongkhapa in Lhasa before returning to Gyarong to spread Tsongkhapa's teachings there. He is said to have established 108 monasteries, although the names of only a handful are known.

Tokden Orgyen Tenzin was a Chod practitioner who lived most of his life in caves around the Derge region during the first half of the twentieth century. He was a student of Adzom Drukpa and the paternal great-uncle and teacher of Namkhai Norbu.