The Treasury of Lives

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Khampa Gar, seat of the Khamtrul incarnation line, is an important Drukpa Kagyu monastery located in Chamdo County, Kham. It was founded in the 18th century by the Fourth Khamtrul Chokyi Nyima, apparently inspired by the his teacher, the Third Khamtrul Ngawang Kunga Tendzin. At one point the monastery had over 300 monks, along with two temples. Hundreds of affliated monasteries were located throughout Kham. A college was founded by the Eighth Khamtrul Dongyud Nyima who also founded a Khampa Gar in exile in India. 


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