Tolung Satang - unidentified Buddhist site, CN

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“At the age of nineteen Dusum Khyenpa went to U-Tsang, visiting a monastery called Tolung Satang (stod lungs sa thang), where he received teachings on logic and Madhyamaka from Tolung Gyamarwa Jangchubdrak (stod lung rgya dmar ba byang chub grags, d.u.). He took final ordination with Mel Duldzinpa (mal 'dul 'dzin pa, d.u.).”

Satang China / Xizang / Lasa ; Village (cun) in Biru county; Nearby cities: Bayi Zhen, Lhasa, Pasighat Coordinates:   31°31'40"N   93°22'8"E [= Lat 31.52778 Long 93.36889]
[too far to the east from the Tolung river valley]

“Satang, China is a place located in Tibet Autonomous Region region at 31°6'21" north of the equator and 97°0'21" east of the Prime Meridian”
[too far to the east from the Tolung river valley]

Ruins at 29.74240 90.76046 - perhaps it is the Tolung Satang site. But, why would it be situated in the Tsurpu valley, to the W of the Tolung valley?”

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 20, 2013

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The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m / 2 km / 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

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