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A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries
by Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble and Marietta Kind
Edited by Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano
National Museum of Ethnology and THL
Reproduced with permission from the authors
under the THL Digital Text License.

The bo County

(98) rTsa ring (also rTsa ri, Tsa ri) Monastery

1. Name

The formal name of the monastery is rGyal myi gYung drung dmu ri.

2. Location

The monastery is situated near Zur lung kha village in Nyin ngo district (xiang) of The bo County, 56 km east of the county-town, the seat the county (latitude: 34°05’64”N, longitude: 103°34’58”E).

12. Local community

The local lay community consists of ten villages:

  1. Lung yul kha with eleven families (KTSD, p.47 and KBTL, p.39: Lung g-ye kha).
  2. gTer yul kha with thirty-five families (KTSD, p.47: rTing g-ye kha; KBTL, p.47: rTig g-ye kha).
  3. rDzong tsa kha with forty-five families (KTSD, p.47: dKyil bcugs kha).
  4. Nyin la kha with nine fimilies.
  5. Zur lung kha with seventeen families.
  6. Yar ru kha with twenty-eight families (KTSD, p.47 and KBTL, p.39: Ya ru kha).
  7. Srib ga kha with eighteen families.
  8. Gad srang kha with seven families (KBTL, p. 39: Sked srib).
  9. gDong ga kha with twenty-two families.
  10. Khog sde kha with nineteen families (KTSD, p. 47: Khog steng kha).

13. Local festivals

Mount dMu ri, which is the mountain behind (rgyab ri) the monastery, is the site for celebration of the renewal of the la btsas. The propitiation takes place on the 15th day of the 4th month.

14. Occupation of the local people

Mostly agriculture.

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Note Citation for Page

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind, A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya (Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003), .

Bibliographic Citation

Dondrup Lhagyal, Phuntso Tsering Sharyul, Tsering Thar, Charles Ramble, and Marietta Kind. A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2003.