The Treasury of Lives

The Ling incarnation is a very important Geluk incarnation line dating from the mid-17th century. The Ling lamas have traditionally served as tutors of the Dalai Lamas. The First Ling was the Forty Eighth Ganden Tripa, and the line has a seat at Loseling college of Drepung monastery in Lhasa.

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顿月嘉措于1702至1708年担任第四十八任甘丹赤巴。他曾于哲蚌果芒及下密院学习,后担任这两寺院的堪布。他同时也是甘丹绛孜学院的导师和确杰,在那里他荣升为甘丹赤巴。他是六世达赖喇嘛的导师,因而与蒙古拉藏汗之间产生矛盾。在退休后,他驻锡加玉曲德寺,在那里教授弟子们并度过余生。他是林仁波切的第一世转世祖古。

Ngawang Lungtok Yonten Gyatso, the Fourth Ling Rinpoche, was a Geluk lama who was educated in Drepung Loseling and Gyuto and ascended to the Golden Throne through Shartse as the Seventy-fifth Ganden Tripa. During his tenure he served as tutor to the Eleventh Dalai Lama.

The Sixth Ling Rinpoche, Tubten Lungtok Namgyel Trinle, was one of the most renowned and respected Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. He was student of the Secon Pabongkha and of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in whose administration he served. In 1941 he became a tutor to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and, in 1964, he was elevated to the position of the Ninety-Seventh Ganden Tripa, the first man to hold the position in exile. During his tenure he supervised the reestablishment of Geluk institutions in India. Ling Rinpoche traveled extensively to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia.