The Treasury of Lives

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Sonada Monastery, Samdrub Darjay Chöling, is a monastery located in Darjeeling, India. It was founded in 1966 by Kalu Rinpoche in a formerly Geluk monastery. He established a three-year retreat center at Sonada. It served as Kalu Rinpoche's primary residence and as the international seat of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Kalu Rinpoche passed away at Sonada in 1989.


Fields, Rick. 1992. How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America. Boston: Shambhala Publications, pp. 332-335.

Kalu Rinpoche, Christiane Buchet, and François Jacquemart. 1995. Excellent Buddhism: An Exemplary Life. San Francisco, Calif: Clear Point Press, p. 45.


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