The Treasury of Lives

Dentik is a Geluk monastery in Amdo. It was first founded in the tenth century and converted to Geluk in the early seventeenth century. Revered as a foremost power-place associated with the Buddha-mind through Kham and Amdo, Dentik is also closely associated with the second propagation of Buddhism in Tibet. It was at Dentik that the three Tibetan hermits Mar Śākyamuni, Tsang Rabsel and Yo Gejung accepted Gongpa Rabsel, who became one of the most important figures of the revival, as their student. Legend has it that the ten men of Utsang who were to bring Buddhism back to central Tibet were ordained here by Gongpa Rabsel. Lhalung Pelgyi Dorje is said to have stayed at Dentik toward the end of his life. 



Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 714.


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