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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

(105) gDong mgo Temple

1. Name

gSas khang Theg chen smin grol rgya mtsho gling

2. Location

gDong mgo village of sPyi tshang (latitude: 35°32’17”N, longitude: 102°04’00”E).

5. Number of practitioners

There are twenty two Bonpo tantric practitioners in the temple.

8 / 9. Rituals

Kun bzang and ’Bum pa from the 21st to the 26thday of the 1st month. Kun bzang on the 10th day of each month. Kun bzang and ’Bum pa for five days at a suitable time in the 5th month. sTag la from the 16th to the 21st day of the 11th month.

12. Local community

gDong mgo village comprising forty-four families (three hundred and ten people altogether) is considered as the lha sde of the temple.

13. Local festivals

The two la btsas of mThar smug and Tshe lung are propitiated on the same day by the people of gDong mgo, rGyal mtsho dpal and Gad pa skya bo villages.

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.