Mogchock monastery, (near) Nyetang, Xizang, CN

Raw data

"Mokchokpa [Mokchokpa Rinchen Tsöndru (1110-1170?) - tmc] was born in Lhabu in the Shang Valley of Namling County in Western Tibet. In his youth, he studied many texts, including the Prajnaparamita. […] After Khyungpo Naljor's death, he spent two years in solitary meditation. […] He met Gampopa to clarify his doubts with his practice and received all the Mahamudra Teachings and instructions. […]He also received many teachings from Garpa. Mokchokpa stayed meditating in a mountain cave in the Mokchok area and had many visions the he built a monastery in Mokchok and gathered many disciples."

Mokchokpa Rinchen Tsondrü (1110-1170?) was born in Lhabu [Labupuxiang, Namling, Rikaze, Xizang (Tibet)? - tmciolek] in the Shang Valley of Namling County in Western Tibet.ü

"Ngagwang Lobzang [Dalai Lama V, Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatso (1617-1682) - tmciolek] moved to Nyetang Mokchok (mnyes thang rmog lcog) and sat an intensive meditation retreat for three years. He subsequently moved to Nyetang Longdol Hermitage (mnyes thang klong rdol ri khrod) and spent an extended period of time taking practicing Lamrim. This hermitage originally belonged to Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (gtsang pa rgya tras ye shes rdo rje, 1161-1211), the founder of the Drugpa Kagyu tradition. It was said that previously the hermitage had a poor water supply, and that Ngagwang Lobzang used his supernatural abilities to open a spring close to the site."

"Mogchock Gompa - Gompa of Mogchok Rimpoche. Chinese name: Maize Zuoba.
World / China / Xizang / Lasa
Coordinates: 29°32'44"N   90°56'18"E"

NOTE: An erroneous reference
"Rinchen Tsondru [… 1110-1170?] from Mokchok in Upper Shang in Western Tibet"
(note #42 in - Mokchok is definitely not situated in Upper Shang area - tmciolek, 20 Jan 2013.
Input by: tmciolek, Jan 20, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 20 Jan 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 Mogchock monastery, CN.

General location of the Mogchock monastery, CN.
Lat 29.54617 Long 90.9381
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.54617,90.9381&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Mogchock monastery -

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.54617 Long 90.9381 - based on visual identification of the site in satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 20 Jan 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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1167-99c - tmciolek 20 Jan 2013
  • 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 20 Jan 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

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

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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