Drölma monastery, (in) Nyetang, Xizang, CN

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"Nyetang Monastery was built by Atisha in 11th century. Atisha's stupa …"

"The Nyethang Drolma Lhakhang Temple is a monastery in Nyethang founded most probably by Atisha. […]
According to some sources, the Temple was founded by Atisha, and he spent the last years of his life in this area where he died. According to another source, the Temple was founded in 1055 by Dromtonpa [aka Dromtön (1005–1064), the chief disciple of Buddhist master Atisha - tmciolek] and Kawa Shakya Wangchuk"

"Nyêtang is a village in Qüxü County in the Lhasa Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is located approximately 12 miles south-west of Lhasa." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyêtang

"Drölma Lhakhang - Monastery where ATISHA, the great Bengali master, died in 1054 and his stupa is here inside. This monastery dates back to the mid-11th century, when Atisha came here in 1042. First a Kadampa monastery it was converted into a Sakyapa one in the 15th century. Drölma Lhakhang consists of the parts: Namgyal Lhakhang, Drölma Lhakhang and Tsepak Lhakhang. The monastery suffered little damage during the Cultural revolution due to direct request of East Pakistan (Bangla Desh). The Chinese name is Zhuoma Lakang" - http://wikimapia.org/10808382/Drölma-Lhakhang

"Atisha spent five years at Nyetang [i.e. in Drölma monastery - tmciolek], in the souther Kyichu valley south of Lhasa. A temple was built there a year after Atisha's death, where his body was embalmed."

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 15, 2012

Solnak Thanpöché [i.e. Thangpoche monastery] shares the reputation of a great early scholastic center in Tibetan Buddhism with other Kadampa monasteries, including Nyétang [i.e. Drolma monastery in Nyetang] and Sangpu Néütok.

Input by: tmciolek, 14 Dec 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 18 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 Drölma monastery, CN.

General location of the Drölma monastery, CN.
Lat 29.5324 Long 90.9474
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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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 29.5324 Long 90.9474 - based on visual identification of the site in panoramio photographs and/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 15 Aug 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1033-66c - tmciolek 18 Jan 2013
  • 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 18 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

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

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