Dingma monastery, (near) Dazixiang, Xizang, CN

Raw data

"Oyuk valley - Dingma monastery - Descending from the Do-ngu La pass into Upper Oyuk [area], the northern Lhasa-Zhigatse highway enters the Nang-gung-chu valley. Below Rinchenling, 27km after the pass, the Mang-chu tributary converges with the Nang-gung-chu at Domtang village. A trekking route to Zabulung in Upper Shang follows the Mang-chu valley northwest via Rikdzom and Mangra township, and across the Mang La pass. Near the entrance to this valley you can see on a hill the remains of the ancient 11th century Kadampa monastery of Dingma, founded by Ram Dingma Deshek Jungne, a student of the Geshe Potowa." [- http://www.tibetmaster.com/Destination_Guide/Shigatse_Villages/Namling%20County%20,tibet%20tour.html
The passage appears to be copied from Gyurme (2009:297) - tmciolek, 28 Jan 2013]

“Monastery (chin.: Dingmen Gongba) in Namling county. 12th-Century Kadampa monastery. It was seat of Ram Dingma Desé Jungne, a disciple of Potowa (1031-1105). A chörten above the monastery contained his relics.
Coordinates:   29°38'52"N   89°40'10"E "

"[The artist] Pungtso La has served as lead painter in many important commissions, notably at Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery, as well as at Samye Monastery in Shannan Prefecture, site of Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery; at Dingma Temple in Mengla village, Namling County, Shigatse Prefecture; and at Samding Temple in Nagarze County, among others."
Input by: tmciolek, Jan 27, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 28 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Dingma monastery, CN.

General location of the Dingma monastery, CN.
Lat 29.64800 Long 89.66961
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dingma monastery -

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.64800 Long 89.66961 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 27 Jan 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 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p - tmciolek 18 Jan 2013
  • 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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