Dumbu Ri monastery, (near) Kunggar, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Dumbu Ri (Dum bu ri) - At the foot of a spur on the right bank of the Gyamashing Chu, opposite Rinchen Gang, is the site of the Kadampa gompa Nongyi Gyama Dumburi. 10 It was founded by the Bodhisattva Dumburipa Dawa Gyeltsen (c. 12th century) [ven.dawadyeltsen] who was a disciple of Jayulpa [ven.jayulpa] and also Neuzurpa [ven.neuzurpa].” - Dowman (1988:105)

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 08, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Apr 2013

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

Location of Dumbu Ri monastery, CN.

General location of the Dumbu Ri monastery, CN.
Lat 29.74816 Long 91.68625
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dumbu Ri monastery - Dowman (1988:105)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Dumbu Ri (Dum bu ri) - Dowman (1988:105)
  • Nongyi Gyama Dumburi - Dowman (1988:105)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.74816 Long 91.68625 - based on visual identification of the Dumbu Ri site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 08 Apr 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • Kadampa - Dowman (1988:105)

11. Date-early

  • Founded by "Bodhisattva Dumburipa Dawa Gyeltsen (c. 12th century) [ven.dawadyeltsen] who was a disciple of Jayulpa [ven.jayulpa] and also Neuzurpa [ven.neuzurpa].” - Dowman (1988:105)
  • MBM chrono-tag 1133-66p 1167-99p - tmciolek 8 Apr 2013
  • 1133-66p 1167-99p 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • From the general context of religious activities in the Gyamashing valley it appears that the Dumbu Ri monastery has been operational at least in the early 13th c. - tmciolek
  •  MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 8 Apr 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. 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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