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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

(115) Kyung bo la ga Temple

1. Name

gSas khang Khyung dkar bstan pa rgya mtsho gling

2. Location

Khyung bo la ga village (latitude: 35°37’68”N, longitude: 102°01’34”E)

5. Number of practitioners

There are thirty-two tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang and Tshe dbang occur alternately on the 10th of each month and dBal gsas on the 29th of each month. Kung bzang, the sbyin sreg ritual of the sNang srid zhi ba chen mo and sPyi ’dul from the 17th to the 24th day of the 1st month. Khro bo and Pho nya gze ma from the 22nd to the 30th day of the 3rd month. A five-day ritual dedicated to dBal gsas at a suitable time in the 5th month.

12. Local community

Four villages: mKhar nang with thirty-one families, dGar ba with twenty-three families, Nyin skor with eleven families and sDong skam with twenty-four families (five hundred and sixty people altogether).

13. Local festivals

The la btsas, whose name is unknown, is located 1 km from the temple and propitiated on the 11th day of the 4th month. The local people say that it was built by unidentified Bonpo tantric practitioners in the remote past.

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.