The Treasury of Lives

Karma Gon was the original seat of the Karmapa incarnation line. It was founded in 1147 by the First Karmpapa, Dusum Khyenpa, in northeastern Kham. It was the seat of the Tai Situ incarnation line until the Eighth Situ, Chokyi Jungne moved his seat to Pelpung Monastery in Derge in the early eighteenth century.


Gruschke, Andreas. 2004. The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces. Volume 1: The TAR part of Kham, Tibetan Autonomous Region. Thailand: White Lotus Press, pp. 45-49.

Incarnation Lines


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