Lamaling monastery, (near) Bayi, Xizang, CN

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“Lamaling Lakang Monastery is a Buddhist temple that was built by King Songsten Gampo near the town of Nyingchi in eastern Tibet, China. The monastery was built in the eight century by the great Tibetan King to apparently subdue the great she - demon. Only ruins remain at the site.” -

“The administrative seat of Nyingchi Prefecture is Bayi. […] Nyingchi Prefecture is the location of Lamaling Lakang Monastery.”

“Lamaling Monastery is located at the mountain valley, about 30 kilometers away from the Bayi Town, Nyingchi Prefecture. It is an ancient monastery belongs to Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. […] Lamaling Monastery is surrounded by dense forests. Tourists making a Nyingchi tour here would always firstly impressed by the attractive golden roof of Lamaling Monastery. […]
Situated on the left bank of the lower reaches of Niyang River, Lamaling Monastery enjoys important status in Tibetan Buddhism in Nyingchi. Master Padmasambhava is enshrined in the monastery. […] The main building of Lamaling Monastery has three floors. […] The entire construction integrates the Tibetan and Han architectural features.”

Das Lamaling-Kloster (tib.: bla ma gling dgon pa)[1] im Gebiet von Kongpo ist der ehemalige Sitz des 2. Düdjom Rinpoche (1904-87), des früheren Oberhauptes der Nyingma-Schule des tibetischen Buddhismus. Das Kloster befindet sich im Kreis Nyingchi von Nyingchi in Tibet.[…] 29.4594°, 94.3913°” -

A floor plan of the Lamaling Gompa -

“Lamaling Monastery […] Nyingma monastery. Originally Zangdhok Pelri Gompa. It was the main monastery of the exiled Dudjum Rinpoche (1904-1987), the patriarch of the Nyingma order, with once over 100 monks. The Cultural Revolution left this monastery completely destroyed. Restoration began in 1989 supervised by Dudjum Rinpoche's daughter Semo Dechen and her husband Chonyi Rinpoche. Now about 100 monks and nuns are living here again.” -

“Lamaling Monastery, also known as Zangdrok Pelri Monastery and Burqug Lamaling, is a Buddhist monastery located near the village of Burqug, Buchu, Nyingchi County, in Tibet, on a small hill 1.5 km south of Buchu Monastery. The monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa sect, translated as the ‘Ancient Ones’; their lineages go back to the first infusion of Buddhism from India to Tibet in the 7th century CE.” -
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 13, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 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 Lamaling monastery, CN.

General location of the Lamaling monastery, CN.
Lat 29.46006 Long 94.39154
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.46006,94.39154&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Lamaling monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.46006 Long 94.39154 based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 13 Feb 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

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 13 Feb 2013
  • 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 13 Feb 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

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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