Palyul Monastery

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Palyul Monastery (Tib. དཔལ་ཡུལ་, Wyl. dpal yul) — one of the Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries. It was founded in either 1632 or 1665 by Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab, a disciple of Karma Chakmé and the Fifth Dalai Lama. The monastery specialized in the terma of Ratna Lingpa and the mind treasures (དགོངས་གཏེར་, gong ter) of Tulku Mingyur Dorje (1645-67). It had about 600 monks before the Chinese invasion. The current head of Palyul Monastery is the Fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche.

Further Reading

  • Jampel Zangpo, The Astonishing Succession of Throne Holders of The Victorious and Powerful Palyul Tradition (rgyal dbang dpal yul ba'i gdan rabs ngo mshar 'chi med yongs 'du'i ljon pa'i phreng ba) (Snow Lion Publications, 1988)

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