Jonang

Lungkya Monastery

The monastery of the late Jonang master Tulku Ngawang Pema Namgyel (1925-2008). The home to Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Khenpo Delek Rabgye.

Rinchen Ling Nunnery

Located in the valley adjacent from Cholung Changtse, this is one of the only active Jonang sites in U-Tsang. The monastery is said to have been a place where Rwa Lotsawa lived. During the lifetime of Kunga Dolchok (1507-1565), Rinchen Ling was a small Jonang monastery. When Takten Damcho Ling became a Geluk monastery in the mid-17th century, Rinchen Ling was then also converted into a Geluk establishment. In the 1990's, it was changed back to a Jonang nunnery.

Swe Nunnery

Swe Nunnery was originally established as a mountain retreat above the hills behind Swe Monastery. It was officially designated as a nunnery under the patronage and governance of Swe Monastery 16 years ago. Currently, it is the only active Jonang nunnery in Amdo.

Tsechen Monastery

Tsechen Monastery was the main monastic seat (gdan sa) of Nyawon Kunga Pal

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