The Treasury of Lives

Tibet Heritage Fund

Tsemonling, a regency seat in Lhasa, was established in the 1770s by Ngawang Tsultrim after he was appointed Regent of Tibet by the Qianlong Emperor. It became the seat of the Tsemonling incarnation line, of which Ngawang Tsultrim (also the Sixty First Ganden Tripa) was the first. Tsemonling was a branch of Sera Me. After being confiscated in 1959, buildings were housed a dance troupe, carpentry workshop and also public housing. In 1985 monastic activity was reestablished.


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Alexander, André. 2005. The Temples of Lhasa: Tibetan Buddhist Architecture from the 7th to the 21st Centuries. Chicago: Serindia Publications, pp. 241-257.


Incarnation Lines


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