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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.

Dolpo (Nep. Dolpa) District

(232) Gling tshang Monastery

1. Name of the monastery

rDza sMon rgyal g-yung drung gling

2. Location

Settlement of Gling tshang from Kham, Manduwala, Dehradun, UP, India

3. History

The monastery was founded by dGe slong ’Phrin las rgya mtsho in 1974 on a piece of land near the Gling tshang settlement. The land was allotted by rGyal sras ’Jigs med dbang ’dus of Gling tshang who was the head of the refugee camp. The monastery is a resettlement of the same name in Kham, Tibet which was a private religious establishment of the king of Gling in Derge, and the Bonpo lama Hum chen ’gro ’dul gling pa, the Sixth Kun grol, was the prelate of this king. Because of these relations in Tibet the head of the Gling tshang settlement in Dehradun wished that the monastery be built near the settlement. sMan ri Monastery in Dolanji appointed rTogs ldan brTson ’grus rgyal mtshan as the abbot of the monastery and in 1996 he was succeeded by dGe bshes Nyi ma grags pa. The owner of the monastery (dgon bdag) is Kun grol Nam mkha’ ’phrin las dbang rgyal, the 7th Kun grol.

4. Hierarchical system

  • dgon bdag, owner of the monastery
  • mkhan po, abbot

5. Number of monks

At present there are five monks.

6. Current education

The monks practice their meditation following the tradition of Shar rdza bKra shis rgyal mtshan.

This is compiled by Nyima Woser Choekhortshang.

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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.