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 in Derge, Kham. Shechen was constructed on the site of a hermitage built by Nyima Drakpa in 1692. 



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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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