The Treasury of Lives

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Tarpa Ling is a monastery in the Nyang Valley in Tsang just south of Zhalu. Originally associated with the Chel (dpyal) lineage and was a seat of the Chel Sarmapa masters. It was formally founded by Tarpa Lotsāwa Nyima Gyeltsen in the fourteenth century, later becoming a Geluk institution in the mid seventeenth century. Buton Rinchen Drub studied Sanskrit poetry and grammar here for about four years with Tarpa Lotsāwa.


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Dowman, Keith. 1988. The Power-Places of Central Tibet: The Pilgrim's Guide. London: Routledge, p.272.

Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 330.


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