The Treasury of Lives

Jialiang Gao, 2003, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Kīrti Namgyel Dechen Ling, or Kālari Kīrti, and locally known as Gerda, is an important Geluk monastery in the Ngawa region of Amdo. It was founded in the eighteenth century by the Fifth Kīrti, Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen, after which it served as the seat of the Kīrti incarnation line. The site was associated with Padmasambhava and was a hermitage before the site was established as a monastery.


Gyurme Dorje. 2004. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, pp. 675-676.

Incarnation Lines


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