The Treasury of Lives

The Dungkar incarnation lineage was initially associated with Rika Ganden Shedrub Dargye Ling, where Tsangyang Drukdrak, the Third Dungkar, served as Abbot. It later became associated with Tashi Choling in Kongpo. Dungkar Lobzang Trinle, eminent scholar of Tibetan language, was recognized as the eighth in the lineage. 



Dungkar Lobzang Trinle was one of the so-called "Three Great Scholars" in the second half of the twentieth century, together with Tseten Zhabdrung and Muge Samten, credited with reinstituting scholastic Buddhism  and Tibetology as an academic discipline in China. Trained in Lhasa in the 1940s and 1950s, he survived the Cultural Revolution to serve at high levels of the Chinese government in the service of Buddhist learning and Tibetan cultural history more generally. His most famous publication is the Dungkar Encyclopedia.