Juelang monastery, (towards) Puncogling, Xizang, CN

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"Juenang Monastery is the original monastery of Juenang Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located at the mountain waist of Oubuqiong Mountain in Lhatse County, Shigatse Prefecture. It is at the altitude of 4600 meters. It was built in 12th century. The building of Juenang Monastery was directed by Gongba Tujie Zunzhu. There were over 20,000 monks in Juenang Monastery. On the Oubuqiong Mountain, there are over 2,000 practice holes [=caves] and meditation rooms. In addition, there is a 27meters high pagoda [=stupa]. The pagoda is in the shape of Kalachakra Mandala, with 108 doors and 108 halls. […]
In Juenang Monastery, there is a two floors high great hall which is 36 cylinders large and in stone and wooden structure, Tibetan style four floors high Larang (Living Buddha's living room), Dewa Jianxinkhang, as well as Lakhang (Buddha hall), monk's dormitory, etc. All of these formed the large scale monastery. In the best period of Juenang Monastery, there were over 20,000 monks. Unfortunately, Juenang Monastery was destroyed in the "Ten Years' Great Calamity", and precious historical and cultural relics in the monastery almost lost. In 1981, the Party and the government appropriated funds to repair Juenang Monastery. After repaired, Juenang Monastery recovered and inherited Juenang Sect. Now, the main statues enshrined in Juenang Monastery are the three statues of Xirao Jinazan and his two apprentices. Now, there are 18 monks in Juenang Monastery. […]
The most famous construction in Juenang Monastery is the Tongzhuo Qinmo Great Pagoda (also named "Qulang Pagoda). It is said that Gyantse Palchoi Pagoda was built following this pagoda. The building of Tongzhuo Qinmo Great Pagoda was directed by Dububa Xirao Jianzan. Dububa Xirao Jianzan became the abbot of Juenang Monastery when he was 35 years old. He managed the monastery for 17 years. Until now, the Tongzhuo Qinmo Great Pagoda has over 600 years' history. But it was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. In 1987, […], local people funded […] and rebuilt this great pagoda."

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Input by: tmciolek, Feb 04, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 05 Feb 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 Juelang monastery, CN.

General location of the Juelang monastery, CN.
Lat 29.34449 Long 87.9972
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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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 29.34449 Long 87.9972 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 04 Feb 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 05 Feb 2013
  • 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 05 Feb 2013

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

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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