Barom monastery, (towards) Nagqu, Xizang, CN

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“(4) The Barom ('Ba' Rom) Kagyu - Barom Darma Wangchuk, a student of Gampopa, founded this tradition. He was also the founder of Barom monastery in the northern Latö region of Tibet and the name of the tradition came from this.”

“Barompa, one of the main disciples of Gampopa, initiated the Barom Kagyu lineage, one of the major Kagyu lineages in the early centuries. He founded Barom Monastery in Nagchu, in 1160, and several monasteries in eastern Tibet. Members of his lineage, although no longer very numerous, may be found today in Nangchen in Kham, in Nagchu as well as in Bodhanath, Nepal.” -

“The Barom Kagyu was founded by Gampopa's disciple Barompa Darma Wangchug ('ba' rom pa dar ma dbang phyug) (1127–1199/1200) who established Barom Riwoche monastery (nag chu 'ba' rom ri bo che) in 1160.” -

“Tishri Repa Sherab Sengge  b.1164 - d.1236 […] was perhaps the most important disciple of Barompa Dharma Wangchuk, although he was also closely associated with Lama Zhang and others. In 1196 he went to stay in the Tangut kingdom where he remained in his capacity as court preceptor for thirty years.” -

“After nearly 20 years of reconstruction, pull Rong Temple built a practice temple […] Existing monks, 43, Living Buddha 1, Abba 2. Gulu Town, religious people religious activities by pulling the Rong monks to bear. ” -
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 10, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 10 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Barom monastery, CN.

General location of the Barom monastery, CN.
Lat 30.82682 Long 91.60949
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=30.82682,91.60949&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 30.82682 Long 91.60949 - based on visual identification of a set of buildings, which may be the Barom site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 10 Mar 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1133-66c - tmciolek 10 Mar 2013
  • 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 10 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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