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'''Katok Monastery''' ([[Wyl.]] ''kaḥ thog'') aka '''Katok Dorje Den''' — one of the [[Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries]]. It was founded by [[Katok Dampa Deshek]], younger brother of [[Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo]], in 1159. After the original monastery had fallen into disrepair, a new monastery was built on the site in 1656 by [[Tertön Düddul Dorje]] (1615-72) and Rigdzin [[Longsal Nyingpo]] (1625-92). There were approximately 800 monks at the monastery before the Chinese invasion of Tibet.
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'''Katok Monastery''' ([[Wyl.]] ''kaḥ thog'') aka '''Katok Dorje Den''' — one of the [[Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries]]. It was founded by [[Katok Dampa Deshek]], younger brother of [[Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo]], in 1159. After the original monastery had fallen into disrepair, a new monastery was built on the site in 1656 by Tertön [[Rigdzin Düddul Dorje]] (1615-1672) and Rigdzin [[Longsal Nyingpo]] (1625-1692). There were approximately 800 monks at the monastery before the Chinese invasion of Tibet.
  
 
The monastery had a reputation for fine scholarship and produced some of the greatest scholars in Tibetan history, such as [[Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu]] (1698-1755) and Getse Pandita [[Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup]] (b. 1761). More recently, [[Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso]] and [[Khenpo Ngawang Palzang]], aka Khenpo Ngakchung, were among the greatest lamas associated with the monastery.
 
The monastery had a reputation for fine scholarship and produced some of the greatest scholars in Tibetan history, such as [[Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu]] (1698-1755) and Getse Pandita [[Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup]] (b. 1761). More recently, [[Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso]] and [[Khenpo Ngawang Palzang]], aka Khenpo Ngakchung, were among the greatest lamas associated with the monastery.

Revision as of 18:47, 19 December 2008

Katok Monastery courtesy of Stefan Eckel

Katok Monastery (Wyl. kaḥ thog) aka Katok Dorje Den — one of the Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries. It was founded by Katok Dampa Deshek, younger brother of Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo, in 1159. After the original monastery had fallen into disrepair, a new monastery was built on the site in 1656 by Tertön Rigdzin Düddul Dorje (1615-1672) and Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo (1625-1692). There were approximately 800 monks at the monastery before the Chinese invasion of Tibet.

The monastery had a reputation for fine scholarship and produced some of the greatest scholars in Tibetan history, such as Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu (1698-1755) and Getse Pandita Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup (b. 1761). More recently, Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso and Khenpo Ngawang Palzang, aka Khenpo Ngakchung, were among the greatest lamas associated with the monastery.

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