The Treasury of Lives

The Dzonkar incarnation has its seat at Dzongkar Monastery in Amdo. The First Dzongkar was Sherab Tashi, who founded in the monastery in 1683. He was also known as the First Maṇipa, a title which is also held by subsequent Dzongkar Tulkus. 

Timeline

Biographies

Sherab Tashi was the sixth throne holder of Rongwo, an important Geluk monastery in Rebkong, Amdo. He was educated there and at Gomang College of Drepung.

Lobzang Khechok was recognized as the reincarnation of Maṇipa Sherab Tashi. He was trained at Gomang Monastery and spent his life administering his Dzongkar Monastery, the seat of his incarnation line.

Gendun Konchok Lobzang Tendzin was the Third Maṇipa, also known as the Dzongkar Lama, a line of incarnations based at Dzongkar Monastery in Amdo. He received ordination from the Fourth Paṇchen Lama and was a student of the Third Gungtang, Konchok Tenpai Dronme.

Lobzang Chokyi Gyatso was the Fourth Maṇipa, a line of incarnations also known as the Dzongkar Lama and which was based at Dzongkar Monastery in Amdo. He was educated at Rongwo Monastery.

Lobzang Chopel was the Fifth Maṇipa, a line of incarnations also known as the Dzongkar Lama and based at Dzongkar Monastery in Amdo.