Lhalung monastery, (towards) Lhodrag/Garbo, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“While in southern Tibet, in 1154, Dusum Khyenpa [b.1110 - d.1193] founded a monastery called Lhalung (lha lung) in Lhodrak (lho brag), which later became the seat of Pawo Tsukla Trengwa (dpa' bo gtsug lag 'phreng ba, 1504-1564/1566).”

“The monastery of Lhalung at the base of a mountain in Lhodrag near the border with Bhutan. […]
Lha-lung, Karma-pa monastery said to be founded c 1154. 28.5 N. 90.30 E.' [KC 7/3/2006]
Lha lung (lha lung) monastery is located near Dowa Dzong in Lho drak on the north bank of the Kuru chu.” http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.

“The Kuri Chhu originates from the Kula Kangri Glacier [approx. 28.2275, 90.616667 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kula_Kangri] in the Tibet Autonomous Region of People's Republic of China where it is known as the Lhobrak Chhu.[2][3] It crosses into Bhutan at a relatively low altitude of 1200 metres,[3] flowing in a southerly direction up to Nye and changes its course to south-easterly till it reaches Lhuentse Dzong. Further downstream the Kuri Chhu flows in a south-westerly direction and joins the Manas River.[4]” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuri_Chhu

“"Some twelve miles to the north [of Padma-gling], across the sinister pass of the Sbrum-la, which climbs over a flank of Sku-lha Gangsri in the upper waters of the Lho-brag-chu, is the ancient monastery of Lha-lung (1950). [Hugh Richardson, High peaks, Pure Earth, 1998, London: Serindia Publications, pp. 323-4 - http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 11, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Sep 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 Lhalung monastery, CN.

General location of the Lhalung monastery, CN.
Lat 28.0703 Long 91.0517
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Lhalung monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 28.0703 Long 91.0517 - based on visual identification of the probable Lhalung site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 11 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 1133-66c - tmciolek 15 Sep 2013
  • 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 11 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

  • [missing data]

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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