The Treasury of Lives

Kundeling is one of the five regency seats. A Geluk temple in Lhasa near the Potala Palace, it was established by the Qing Emperor in 1794 and offered to the Eighth Tatsak, Yeshe Lobzang Tenpai Gonpo, then the Regent of Tibet, in celebration of the success of the Gurkha war. Since then, it has served as the seat of the Tatsak Jedrung line, now also known as the Kundeling line. The Tenth Tatsak Jedrung, Ngawang Pelden Chokyi Yeshe, also served as Regent of Tibet during the infancy of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama.


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Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 122.

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