The Treasury of Lives

Albrecht Schulze

Datsen, also known as Serlung Gonpa, is a Geluk monastery in the Sokwo region of Amdo. Founded in 1924, it was initially established as a monastic encampment where monks resided in tents. The Seventh Zhabdrung Karpo led the community and resided there periodically, splitting his time between a number of Amdo monasteries. Datsen grew in size and number, with 180 monks studying in the Philosophical and Kalachakra colleges by the 1950's. 


Gruschke, Andreas. 2001. The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces. Volume 1: The Qinghai part of Amdo. Thailand: White Lotus Press, p. 80.

Gyurme Dorje. 2004. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 614.


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