The Treasury of Lives

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Amchok Tsenyi, an important Geluk monastery located in southeastern Ngawa, Amdo, was founded in 1823 (there is a different Amchok Gon in Gansu), was founded in 1823. The people in the region were Bon practitioners until the eighteenth century when a Ganden educated monk by the name of Sonam Chopel began to convert people to Buddhism. His reincarnations are known as the Amchok Rinpoche, and are based at the monastery.



Gruschke, Andreas. 2001. The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces. Volume 2: The Gansu and Sichuan parts of Amdo. Thailand: White Lotus Press, p. 66.

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Abbot Jamyang Khyenrab Gyatso -
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