Dzingchi monastery, (near) Dzingchi/Zingqi, Xizang, CN

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“Dzingchi - The temple of rDzing phyi, located in the homonymous village of the valley of ‘Ol kha [Oiga, Wo-ka Lat 29.3833 Long 92.3333 -], in Zangs ri county, Lho kha prefecture, is a little known religious structure whose origins go back to the early period of the second spread of Buddhism in Tibet (bstan pa phyi ‘dar). It was founded in the mid 11th century by a Gar mi yon tan g.yung drung, a disciple of dGong pa rab gsal, the famous lama responsible for the revitalization of Buddhism in Eastern Tibet. […]
Nowadays most Tibetans know of rDzing phyi because of its connection to Tsong kha pa, the famous saint and reformer of Tibetan Buddhism. In fact, it is said that the temple eventually reached such a state of decay and abandonment that it attracted the attention of Tsong kha pa, who, in 1393, conducted there a series of important restorations. […] On a visit to rDzing phyi in August 2004, I found the temple still in use and hosting five monks, including the abbot. - Federica Venturi”

“Das Kloster Dzingchi (tib. rDzing phyi[1]) ist ein Kloster der Kadam-Schule, der ersten Sarma-Tradition des tibetischen Buddhismus. Es wurde im 10. Jahrhundert von Garmi Yönten Yungdrung[2], einem Schüler von Lachen Gongpa Rabsel (892-975 oder 952-1035)[3], gegründet. Es liegt in der gleichnamigen Gemeinde des Kreises Sangri des Regierungsbezirks Shannan (Lhokha) im Süden des Autonomen Gebiets Tibet in der Volksrepublik China. Das Kloster steht seit 2009 auf der Liste der Denkmäler des Autonomen Gebiets Tibet.[4]” -

Dzingchi (Zingqi /Zengqi) […] township, monastery; Township in Sangri county, Shannan prefecture, TAR. Within the township is Dzinchi Gompa (monastery). […] Coordinates:   29°26'35"N   92°21'29"E [= lat 29.44306 long 92.35806] -

“Lama Norbu Chömpel offers an introduction [a tape recording - tmciolek] to Dzingchi Monastery, including its founding in 1025, Kagyü traditions, Zang Mountain area, and topics in the history of the monastery and surrounding area. […] Recorded: 2005-06-26” -

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 17, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 17 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 Dzingchi monastery, CN.

General location of the Dzingchi monastery, CN.
Lat 29.46371 Long 92.39301
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.46371,92.39301&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dzingchi monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.46371 Long 92.39301 - based on visual identification of a rectangular ruined structure with 3 rows of chortens (2 chortens, 2 chortens, 4 chortens) SW from it. The chortens are situated between the ruin and a road running NW from it to a junction, which in turns leads S to the Dzingchi town. This tenative identification of the Dzingchi monastery has used maps/satellite imagery, . Also note the presence at a short distance from the abovementioned ruin of a big, round chorten-like structure standing at Lat 29.44405 Long 92.37124 - tmciolek, 17 Mar 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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 1000-32c - tmciolek 17 Mar 2013
  • 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99p 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 17 Mar 2013

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 17 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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