The Treasury of Lives

Losang (

Shelkar, an important Geluk monastery in Dingri county, Western Tibet, was founded in 1385 by Lotsāwa Drakpa Gyeltsen under the patronage of the lord of Lato Lho, Situ Chokyi Rinchen. It was converted to Geluk in the seventeenth century and a branch currently exists in Nepal. 


Gyurme Dorje. 2004. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 314.

Abbots & Officers


11. Eleventh Abbot blo bzang bkra shis dpal bzang po 1727 -


The Demoness of Tibet

The Demoness of Tibet is a close copy of a well-known image located in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa. The landscape of Tibet is shown as the mythical demoness of Tibetan legend. Important Buddhist temples and monasteries are located across her body, spanning from the Ngari region in the west to Kham in the east.