Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery

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Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery

Postby Luke » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:36 pm

Today, there are about seventy active Jonang monasteries in Tibet. Tsangwa Monastery in Dzamthang is home to about 1,500 monks, and there are estimated to be about 5,000 Jonang monks in this remote region of Tibet. As a gesture of his support for the Jonang, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama gifted the Jonang their first and only monastery in exile in Shimla, Northern India. This was named Takten Phuntsok Ling Monastery and is now the main center for the Jonang outside of Tibet. [6] His Holiness also appointed Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche, who is the reincarnation of the famous Jonang master Taranatha and head of the Gelug tradition in Mongolia, to be the main representative for the Jonangpa tradition. There are also Jonang practice centers in mainland China, Taiwan, Nepal, and the USA [3]. And, unique for the Kalachakra tradition, hundreds of sangha members are in 3-year or longer retreats in Tibet as this is written.
http://kalachakranet.org/kalachakra_tan ... story.html

The monastery's website:
http://www.jonangmonasteryshimla.com/index.html

Some pictures of the monastery and info about how to get there:
http://travel.sulekha.com/the-jonang-ta ... e-4964.htm
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