Dzongsar Monastery

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Dzongsar Monastery (rdzong gsar dgon pa) - A Sakya monastery in Derge which was the main seat of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.

History

Dzongsar Monastery was founded by Chögyal Pakpa on his return from China in 1275. Before this it had been a Nyingmapa and a Kadampa temple, and originally was the site of a bönpo shrine.