The Treasury of Lives

Jialiang Gao, 2003, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Kirti Namgyel Dechen Ling, locally known as Gerda, is an important Geluk monastery in the Ngawa region of Amdo. It was founded in the 18th century by the Fifth Kirti, Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen, after which it served as the seat of the Kirti incarnation line. The site was associated with Padmasambhava and was a hermitage before the site was established as a monastery.


Gyurme Dorje. 2004. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, pp. 675-676.

Incarnation Lines


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