Langtang monastery, (near) Poindo/Lhunzhub, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Langtang Monastery […] It is famous for its huge Kadampa-style chortens. The monastery was built in 1093. It was once the home for 200 monks, though today there remain only 33, along with the ruins of the main assembly hall remain. The Langtang monastery was originally built as a Kadampa monastery, [… subsequently a Sakya monastery]
The main hall houses a central statue of Jampa, the Future Buddha. […] The protector chapel to the left has a central image of Langtangpa, the 11th-century founder of the monastery.” -

Langtangpa - [Geshe Langri-tangpa (Langtangpa) -

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 13, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 Mar 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 Langtang monastery, CN.

General location of the Langtang monastery, CN.
Lat 29.88133 Long 91.21209
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.88133,91.21209&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.88133 Long 91.21209 - based on visual identification of the Langtang site in maps/satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 13 Mar 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 1067-99c - tmciolek 13 Mar 2013
  • 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> date-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 13 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • Mummfied remains of Padampa Sangye [ven.padampasangye], an 11th c. ascetic from India who spent time in Dingri and Phenpo regions, and esp. in Gyadrak monastery, were formerly entombed at Langtang monastery - McCue (2010:124)

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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