Zara monastery, (in) Dzara/Moinda, Xizang CN

Raw data

“Zarawa Kalden Yeshe Sengge  d.1207 […] one of the four foremost disciples of Pakmodrupa. Either Zarawa or perhaps his own disciple Chokyi Monlam might be considered the founder of the Yabzang Kagyu lineage. He was the founder, in 1158, of Zara Monastery.” -
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 20, 2013

“Dzara; Location for National Administrative Units
World > Asia > Greater Himalayas & Tibetan Plateau > China > Tibet Autonomous Region > Lhokha > Lhodrak > Dzara
[…] Name Variations
rdza ra (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration);
Dzara (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription);
Zara (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Ethnic Pinyin Tibetan Transcription)
扎日 (Tibetan, Traditional Chinese Characters, Transcription-Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription);
扎日 (Tibetan, Simplified Chinese Characters, Transliteration-Traditional-to-Simplified Chinese Transliteration);
Zhari (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Pinyin Transcription)
杂热 (Tibetan, Simplified Chinese Characters, Transcription-Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription)
[…] Lat: 28.3669999993252 Long: 90.663999999995 “ -

[Monastery inventory] Layak Dzara (Guru Lkg) Lat 28.373 Long 90.633 -

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 22, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 Mar 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 Zara monastery, CN.

General location of the Zara monastery, CN.
Lat 28.37364 Long 90.65519
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=28.37364,90.65519&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 28.37364 Long 90.65519 (guided by Lat: 28.3669999993252 Long: 90.663999999995 in - based on visual identification of the Zara site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 22 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 1133-66c - tmciolek 22 Mar 2013
  • 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 22 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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