The Treasury of Lives

Anna Sehnalova, 2015, © Anna Sehnalova

Takstang Lhamo Kirti is one of two Geluk monasteries in Taktsang Lhamo, a town straddling the border between Gansu and Sichuan provinces. The location is considered sacred, as a deity is believed to reside in the nearby mountain and Padmasambhava is said to have eliminated demons from the space. Tāla Ngawang Pelzang built a hermitage at Taktsang Lhamo in 1713 that he later gave to the Fifth Kirti. After this, it developed into a large monastery and one of the seats of the Kirti incarnation.

Sources

Gruschke, Andreas. 2001. The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces: Volume 2. The Gansu and Sichuan Parts of Amdo. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, pp. 46-48.

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