The Treasury of Lives

Samding Monastery is the seat of the Dorje Pakmo incarnation line, one of the few female incarnation lines in Tibet. It was established as a hermitage at the edge of Yamdrok Lake by the Second Samding Dorje Pakmo, Kunga Zangmo, with the support of the local rulers of Yardrok who were her patrons. Samding was built on the site of a pre-existing institution that was founded in the twelfth century by Khetsun Zhonnu Drub and has been a bastion of the Bodong school since the fourteenth century.

 

 

 

Incarnation Lines

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