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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.

Reb gong

(109) Zho ’ong nyin tha Temple

1. Name

gSas khang Kun ’dus g-yung drung ’gyur med gling

2. Location

Zho ’ong nyin tha village (latitude: 35°36’34”N, longitude: 102°11’17”E)

5. Number of practitioners

There are twenty five Bonpo tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang, Tshe dbang, Zhi khro and ’Bum pa alternately on the 10th of each month, Kun bzang, ’Bum pa and Rams pa from the 11th to the 18th day of the 1st month. The ritual of the Yi dam kun ’dus and Zhi khro from the 14th to the 16th day of the 4th month. An important ritual dedicated to the Ma tri cycle from the 25th to the 30th day of the 10th day. Kun bzang, ’Bum pa and Rams pa from the 13th to the 20th day of the 12th month.

12. Local community

Two villages: sGang skor and dPon skor, comprising a total of twenty-three families and one hundred and thirty people.

13. Local festivals

There are three la btsas:

  1. a common la btsas for both Bonpo and Buddhists dedicated to the local deity called dPa’ bo hri rgan. The la btsas was rebuilt by a dGe lugs pa Lama named mChu dmar Blo bzang rgya mtsho. It is located at the top of the hill Tsha nyed la kha, 2km from the temple and propitiated on the 17th day of the 7th month.
  2. the la btsas of Yar kha located 2 km from the temple and propitiated on the 9th April.
  3. the la btsas of Bon dkar 5km from the temple, propitiated on the 11th day of the 6th month.

14. Economic occupation of the local people

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.