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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

(114) sTong che Temple

1. Name

gSas khang Rig ’dzin kun ’dus rnam rgyal gling

2. Location

sTong che village (latitude: 35°37’06”N, longitude: 102°00’74”E)

5. Number of practitioners

There are twenty three Bonpo tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang and dBal gsas alternately on the 10th day of each month. Kun bzang, Tshe dbang, dBal gsas and sTag la from the 22nd to the 30th day of the 3rd month.

12. Local community

Three villages: rKe bcag with thirty families, Khyung mo with eighteen families, and Ka ye with eighteen families (sixty-six families and four hundred and twenty people altogether).

13. Local festivals

The la btsas of A myes rTen ’gyings, 2 km from the temple, propitiated on the 10th day of the 6th month. There is also a temple (lha khang) dedicated to A myes rGya thang. It is apparently the common local deity of the whole sTong che valley. In sTong che village of the Khri ka district there is also a temple dedicated to A myes rGya thang with the same appearence and origin.

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.