Phyang Monastery, Phyang Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located in Fiang village, just 15 or 16 kilometres west of Leh in Ladakh, northern India. It was established in 1515.Add Phyang Monastery to your Leh travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Leh travel itinerary planner .
There are a couple of divergent traditions regarding its founding.
"The site where the monastery now stands was once a part of the numerous monastic properties, offered during the time of Dharmaraja Jamyang Namgial to Chosje Damma Kunga. The hill of Phyang served as the venue of a monastery, known as Tashi Chozong, established in the year 1515. A monastic community was introduced to the monastery and with this started, the first establishment of the Digung teachings in Ladakh."
Others say that it was founded by king Tashi Namgyal, whose reign has been established from independent sources to have been in the third quarter of the sixteenth century. There are a number of chronological difficulties in establishing events in Ladakh at this period and it is assumed that some names have been omitted from the Chronicle either from mistakes in memory or tradition, or a deliberate attempt to eradicate some events which were thought better forgotten.
The monastery is one of only two in Ladakh belonging to the Drikung Kagyu, Dri-gung-pa or Drigungpa school, one of eight schools derived from the teachings of Phakmadrupa Dorje Gyelpo (1110-1170 CE). There are many drikung monasteries in ladakh: three main and more than thirty branch monasteries.
After the monastery was built, it specialised in Digung teachings under Skyoba Jigsten Gonbo. The current head teacher is Apchi Choski Dolma and the reincarnation of Skyabje Toldan Rinpoche is the head lama.
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I Visited Phyang monastery With My Two Brothers In Month Of July. it was good experience for all of us. Phyang monastery is very Near to Leh City Just Like 15 To 16 kms. it's good place For Visit And ... more »
レーから割と近い位置にあるゴンパですが、交通の便が悪く行きづらいです。 他のゴンパと同じように丘の斜面に建物がありますが、静かな雰囲気が良いです。 more »The location is very close to the train and bus. There is a building on the slope of the hill just like the other Gompa, but a quiet atmosphere is good.
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