Locations: Lhatse (lha rtse)

Tangtong Gyalpo’s Bridge


Iron suspension bridge built by the mahasiddha Tangtong Gyalpo (1361-1485); on the road in front of Takten Phuntsok Ling Monastery. Tangtong Gyalpo considered himself a reincarnation of Dolpopa and visited…

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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…

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Cholung Changtse Monastery


Cholung Changtse Monastery was Kunga Drolchok’s monastic seat (gdan sa). This monastery is located 35 kilometers from Takten Damcho Ling, in the Tokzhung (rtog gzhung) region of the Yarlung Valley…

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Great Stupa Mountain Hermitage

Situated about an hour north of Takten Damcho Ling (rtag brtan dam chos gling) in the valley of Jomonang, this site is most often referred to as, “Jonang Richo Chenmo”…

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Takten Damcho Puntsok Ling Monastery

Takten Damcho Ling Ngedon Gaway Tshal, sometimes referred to as “Takten Phuntsok Ling,” was established by Jetsun Taranatha in the year 1615. Located about an hour south of the Great…

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