The Treasury of Lives

The Lingtrul lamas are a Geluk line with their seat at Labrang Tashikyil. The Second Jamyang Zhepa established the line in the late 18th century when he recognized Konchok Gepai Lodro as the reincarnation of the First Lingtrul, Ling Dondrub Gyatso, a throneholder of Labrang. Dondrub Gyatso was from the Lingmo clan from whence the title is derived.



Dondrub Gyatso served as the tenth throne holder of Labrang Monastery, beginning in 1756. He later served as abbot of Urge Dratsang, a branch of Labrang.