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Title: Palpung Monastery in Kham

Description: Palpung Monastery was arguably the most vital cultural institution in Kham during the 18 and 19th centuries. In the middle of the 18th century it was the homebase for the editing of the Derge edition of the Buddhist canon and the center of groundbreaking developments in Tibetan painting. During the second half of the 19th century Palpung was the epicenter of the Ecumenical (Rimay) movement.
This website offers a brief history of the monastery and discusses a recent and heroic effort to restore the monastery.

Publisher: China Exploration & Research Society (CERS) and Kham Aid Foundation China Exploration & Research Society (CERS) and Kham Aid Foundation
URL: http://www.asianart.com/cers/palpung/palpung.html
Subject: Cultural preservation
Kham (khams)
Monastery
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Community – People and Organizations -- Institutions -- Religious Centers
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Places-Geography -- Places
Language: English
Resource Type: Dataset
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2003-10-27 14:07:01
Date Record Checked: 2003-10-27
Date Last Modified: 2004-06-09 10:02:15
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