The Treasury of Lives

Matthieu Ricard

Shechen, one of the six Mother monasteries of the Nyingma tradition, was founded by the Second Shechen Rabjam, Gyurme Kunzang Namgyel, in 1734 or 1735. It is located north of Dzogchen monastery in the Derge region of Kham. Shechen was constructed on the site of a hermitage built by Nyima Drakpa in 1692.


Gyurme Dorje. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, pp. 596-597.


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Abbots & Officers


Throne-Holder Peljor Gyatso 17 -
Throne-Holder Garwang Chokyi Gyeltsen 18 -
Throne-Holder Pema Tekchok Tenpai Gyeltsen 18 -
Throne-Holder Tenpai Gyeltsen 1690 -


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