The earthquakes that have hit Nepal starting on April 26th have killed thousands of people and devastated its natural and built environment. People looking for ways to help will find links to organzations involved in the relief effort here. Nepal is an ancient and vibrant nation; it is damaged, but it will heal. It has long been both a center of Himalayan culture and a crossroads of Asia. The Treasury of Lives has scores of biographies of men and women who spent time in Nepal, a list of which is here. (image credit: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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Nyida Sanggye is considered to have been the first in the line of Getse Getok Tulku of Simdha Dzogchen Monastery, a branch of Shechen Monastery.
The Second Getse Getok Tulku, Getse Pema, supervised the design and construction of the current Simdha Dzogchen Monastery, a branch of Shechen in Derge, Kham.
Gyurme Tubten Nyinje was the Fourth Getse Getok of Simda Dzogchen Monastery.
Gyurme Tenpel Chozang was the Third Getse Getok Tulku of Simdha Dzogchen Monastery.
Dawen Kunga Rinchen, the Sixteenth Sakya Tridzin, was the son of the Twelfth Sakya Tridzin, Namkha Lekpai Gyeltsen. During the tenure of the Fifteenth Sakya Tridzin he moved the Zhitok Labrang to Chumik, under the patronage of Jangchub Gyeltsen. He is counted as the second throne holder of the Zhitok Labrang.
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The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.