The Treasury of Lives

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Dachen is a Bon monastery in the the Dzoge region of Amdo that is said to date to 1081. It is divided between an upper and lower lineage, with separate lists of masters. It was damaged and looted during the cultural revolution and officially reopened in 1982. 


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. 56.

Karmay, Samten Gyaltsen, and Yasuhiko Nagano. 2003. A Survey of Bonpo monasteries and temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 596-599.


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