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Chokhor Gyel is a Geluk monastery near Lhamo Lhatso lake. Its foundation dates from 1509 when the Second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso had a hermitage and meditation cave here. Chokhor Gyel came to be known as the personal monastery of the Dalai Lama incarnations.


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Abbots & Officers


Abbot Drakpa Gyeltsen -
Abbot Gendun Tsultrim 1791 -


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