The Treasury of Lives




Historical Period

Recent Biographies

Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, also known as Getse Lama Sonam Tenzin, was a close disciple of Jigme Lingpa and a teacher of the Dzogchen Nyingtik in northern Derge, where he established Kilung Monastery in the late seventeenth century. His reincarnations are known as Kilung Rinpoche.

Shuke Lotsāwa Drakpa Gyeltsen was a thirteenth-century translator. Born in Yarlung, he studied in Tibetan and Nepal and India. He was a student of and a translator for several Indian Paṇḍitas, including Vimālaśrībhadra, Kīrticandra, and Dharmadhara.

Rinchen Gyeltsen was a fourteenth-century monk and translator. There are at least nine texts in the Tantra section of the Tengyur ascribed to him.