The Treasury of Lives

Toling Monastery in Ngari was founded by Rinchen Zangpo around 996 under the patronage of Lha Lama Yeshe O. It was later converted to the Geluk tradition and affiliated with Sera Monastery.


Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, pp. 436-441.

Ryavec, Karl E. 2015. A Hhistorical Atlas of Tibet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 72-77. 

Abbots & Officers


Abbot Ngawang Chokden 1710 -


Preaching Śākyamuni

This prayer card dating to around the year 1000 is from Toling in Western Tibet. It depicts Śākyamuni Buddha in a preaching posture. 


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