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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

(104) Gad pa skya bo Temple

1. Name

gSas khang gSang sngags rig ’dzin dar rgyas gling

2. Location

Gad pa skya bo village (latitude: 35°32’58”N, longitude: 102°04’64”E).

5. Number of practitioners

There are thirty-four Bonpo tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang, ’Bum pa and Tshe dbang in turn on the 10th of each month. Kun bzang and dBal gsas from the 14th to 18th day of the 5th month. ’Bum pa from the 16th to 21st day of the 11th month. sPyi ’dul and sTag la from the 25th to 28th day of the 11th month.

12. Local community

Three villages: Gong ma with twelve families, gNya tshang with ten families and Ser grong with nine families (thirty one families and two hundred and seventeen people altogether).

13. Local festivals

The two la btsas of mThar smug and Tshe lung are propitiated on the same day by both Gad pa skya bo and rGya mtsho dpal villages.

14. Economic occupation of 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.