The Treasury of Lives

The Gonchen Khyentse line, for want of a better name, is the incarnation line that began when Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Wangpo was identified as a reincarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and installed at Dzongsar Monastery. When he died young he was replaced at Dzongsar by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, who had been based at Katok, and his reincarnation, Jamyang Chokyi Wangchuk was moved to Gonchen. He was the uncle and teacher of Namkhai Norbu.



Khyentse Chokyi Wangchuk was a reincarnation of his uncle, Jamyang Chokyi Wangpo. He studied with Adzom Drukpa and Khyentse Chokyi Lodro, who would replace him as the Khyentse incarnation of Dzongsar. He was also a disciple of Kunga Pelden, with whom he resided in that lama's later years. Although he revealed several treasure cycles, none survived the chaos of the Communist takeover of Tibet. Khyentse Chokyi Wangpo died in Chinese prison.

Jamyang Chokyi Wangpo

b.1894 - d.1909

Jamyang Chokyi Wangpo was one of the multiple simultaneous reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Identified by Loter Wangpo, he was enthroned at Dzongsar in 1897. He studied there and at Adzom Gar and Dzogchen Monastery. He died at the age of fifteen.