Dakpo

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Lhamo Lhasto, in the Dakpo region, courtesy of Tibet Wind Horse Adventure

Dakpo (Tib. དགས་པོ་, Wyl. dags po) is one of the three main regions comprising South Eastern Tibet. The region is a central location for practitioners associated with Gampopa and his lineage, the Dakpo Kagyü.

In the 14th century, Karma Lingpa discovered in Dakpo his famous cycle of the Zabchö Shitro Gongpa Rangdrol, which includes the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Among the great masters who were born in Dakpo is the 13th Dalai Lama.

Dakpo is also home to the famous Lhamo Lhatso lake, related to Palden Lhamo.

Three Regions of South Eastern Tibet