The Treasury of Lives

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Bengen is a Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu monastery just outside of Denma near Kanze, in Kham. It was the seat of Kalu Rinpoche Karma Rangjung Kunkyab in Tibet. A new temple was constructed in recent years and the original ruins still exist nearby. The The subsequent Kalu incarnation is being educated in Sonada, which was founded in 1963. 


'Jigs med bsam grub, ed. 1995. Ban rgan dgon pa (dkar mdzes rdzong). In Dkar mdzes khul gyi dgon sde so so'i lo rgyus gsal bar bshad pa, vol. 1, pp. 182-191. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang.

Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 639.


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