The Treasury of Lives

Gyel Lhakhang is an ancient Kadampa monastery in Penyul ('phen yul) in central Tibet. It was founded in 1012 by Zhang Nanam Dorje Wangchuk, a student of Lume. The Fifth Dalai Lama once took refuge here when war broke out in Lhasa in 1636.


Akester, Matthew. 2016. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet. Chicago, IL: Serindia Publications, pp. 53-54.

Abbots & Officers


Abbot byang chub ye shes 1144 -
Abbot tshul 'phags ngan lam pa 1153 - 1159
Abbot shes rab ye shes 1325 -


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