The Treasury of Lives

Thomas Edward Gordon

Hemis Monastery was founded in the 11th century in Ladakh. In the 1630s, it was restored by Taktsang Repa Ngawang Gyatso, a key figure in the religious tradition of Ladakh, under the patronage of King Sengge Namgyel. It is a Drukpa Kagyu monastery locate about forty kilometers from Leh.


Rizvi, Janet. 1996. Ladakh: crossroads of high Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 232-234.


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