The Treasury of Lives

Zhalu Monastery in Tsang is one of the oldest monasteries in Tibet. The Serkhang Tramo temple was built originally in 1027 by Chetsun Sherab Jungne of the Che clan, and located close to the Gyengong Lhakhang, built in 997 by Loton Dorje Wangchuk. Buton Rinchen Drub established the Ripuk hermitage in caves above the monastery and retired there. Zhalu is loosely associated with the Sakya school, maintaining its own tradition based on the Sakya and Kadam teachings of Buton.

 

Abbots & Officers

Khenchen

1. First Khenchen rin chen rnam rgyal [1356 - 1388]
2. Second Khenchen Drakpa Gyeltsen [1389 - 1404]
3. Third Khenchen sangs rgyas dpal rin [1404 - 1413]
2. Second Khenchen Drakpa Gyeltsen [1413 - 1440]
4. Fourth Khenchen Trulzhik Tsultrim Gyeltsen [1440 - 1466]
5. Fifth Khenchen chos grub dpal bzang po [1466 - 1482]
6. Sixth Khenchen bzang po rgyal mtshan [1483 - 1493]
7. Seventh Khenchen rig 'dzin rgyal po [1494 - 1507]
8. Eighth Khenchen Konchok Tsultrim [1507 - 1514]
9. Ninth Khenchen Chokyong Zangpo [1514 - 1524]
10. Tenth Khenchen bsod nams rgyal mtshan [1524 - 1537]
11. Eleventh Khenchen blo bzang bstan pa dpal bzang po [1537 - 1543]
12. Twelfth Khenchen 'jam dbyangs dpal bzang po [1543 - 1554]
13. Thirteenth Khenchen blo gsal rgya mtsho [1555 - 1559]
14. Fourteenth Khenchen Nesar Jamyang Khyentse Wangchuk [1559 - 1568]
15. Fifteenth Khenchen bsod name dbang po [1569 - 1587]
16. Sixteenth Khenchen Konchok Pelden [1587 - 1590]
17. Seventeenth Khenchen bsod nams dbang po [1591 - ]
18. Eighteenth Khenchen dbang phyug rab brtan [ - 1621]
19. Nineteenth Khenchen nam mkha' chos ldan [1621 - 1629]
20. Twentieth Khenchen Sherab Jungne [1630 - 1642]
21. Twenty-first Khenchen Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen [1642 - 1662]
22. Twenty-second Khenchen rin chen bsod nams mchog grub [1662 - 1671]
23. Twenty-third Khenchen mkhyen brtse'i mchog grub [ - 1671]
24. Twenty-fourth Khenchen 'jam dbyangs bstan 'dzin [ - ]
25. Twenty-fifth Khenchen bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan [ - 1714]
26. Twenty-sixth Khenchen bsam gtan mkhas btsun [1715 - 1719]
27. Twenty-seventh Khenchen Lobzang Yeshe [1720 - 1737]
29. Twenty-ninth Khenchen Lobzang Chokyi Nyima [1759 - 1802]

Biographies

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