Nephu monastery, (near) Dorje Drak/Duojizha, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Lingre Kagyu refers to the lineages founded by Lingrepa Pema Dorje (Wylie: gling ras pa padma rdo rje) [1128-1188][27] also known as Nephupa after Nephu monastery (sna phu dgon) he founded near [the 14th century monastery of] Dorje Drak (rdo rje brag) in Central Tibet (dbus). Lingrepa's teachers were Gampopa's disciple Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo; Rechungpa's disciple Sumpa Repa; and Ra Yeshe Senge, a lineage holder of Ra Lotsawa.” -

“Das Nephu-Kloster (tib. sna phu dgon[1]) ist ein Kloster der Lingre-Kagyü-Schule […] Das in der Nähe des Klosters Dorje Drag (rdo rje brag) in Zentraltibet (Ü; dbus) gelegene Kloster ist das Stammkloster dieser Schule. Es liegt im Kreis Gonggar (Gongkkar) des Regierungsbezirks Shannan (Lhokha) im Süden des Autonomen Gebiets Tibet in der Volksrepublik China. […] chin. Napu si 纳普寺 (auch tib. sna phu chos lungs; chin. Napu Quelong 纳普却隆)”

Dorje Drak ([…]; Wylie = rdo rje brag dgon pa. English: 'Indestructible Rock'), Thupten Dorje Drak Ewam Chogar (Tib. […], Wyl. thub bstan rdo rje brag rdo rje brag e waM lcog sgar) was one of the Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries in Tibet. "It is located in the Lhoka (Lho-ka) region of southern Central Tibet. […] founded by the First Rigdzin Godemchen Ngodrub Gyeltsen (1337-1409) […] 29.354444, 91.129722 [these coordinates appear to be in error - tmciolek, 18 Jan 2013]“-

Duojizha si -
Kang-Zang Tudeng Duojie Zha si -

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 18, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 18 Jan 2013

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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 Nephu monastery, CN.

General location of the Nephu monastery, CN.
Lat 29.38779 Long 91.15417
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.38779,91.15417&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

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.38779 Long 91.15417 - based on visual identification of a probable Nephu monastery site in the relatively short distance from the Dorje Drak monastery, using satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 18 Jan 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

  • Dorje Drak monastery/Duojizha si

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.32822 Long 91.1085 - based on visual identification of the Duojizha site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 18 Jan 2013.

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • Founded by Lingrepa Pema Dorje (1128-1188)
  • MBM chrono-tag 1167-99p - tmciolek 18 Jan 2013
  • 1167-99p 1200=> dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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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

  • [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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