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[[Image:Katok.JPG|frame|'''Katok Monastery''' courtesy of Stefan Eckel]]
 
[[Image:Katok.JPG|frame|'''Katok Monastery''' courtesy of Stefan Eckel]]
'''Katok Monastery''' (Tib. ཀཿཐོག་, [[Wyl.]] ''kaHthog'') aka '''Katok Dorje Den''' (Tib. ཀཿཐོག་རྡོ་རྗེའི་གདན་, Wyl. ''kaHthog rdo rje'i gdan'') — the oldest of the [[Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries]]. It was founded by [[Katok Dampa Deshek]], younger brother of [[Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo]], in 1159, above Horpo, in East Tibet. The site is considered to be one of [[twenty-five holy places of Eastern Tibet]] and represents the main holy place of [[enlightened activity]]. 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.
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'''Katok Monastery''' (Tib. ཀཿཐོག, [[Wyl.]] ''kaHthog'') aka '''Katok Dorje Den''' (Tib. ཀཿཐོག་རྡོ་རྗེའི་གདན་, Wyl. ''kaHthog rdo rje'i gdan'') — the oldest of the [[Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries]]. It was founded by [[Katok Dampa Deshek]], younger brother of [[Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo]], in 1159, above Horpo, in East Tibet. The site is considered to be one of [[twenty-five holy places of Eastern Tibet]] and represents the main holy place of [[enlightened activity]]. 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.
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===In English===
 
===In English===
*Jann M. Ronis, “Celibacy, Revelations, and Reincarnated Lamas: Contestation and Synthesis in the Growth of Monasticism at Katok Monastery from the 17th through 19th Centuries” (unpublished PhD thesis)
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*Jann M. Ronis, “Celibacy, Revelations, and Reincarnated Lamas: Contestation and Synthesis in the Growth of Monasticism at Katok Monastery from the 17th through 19th Centuries”. Available [https://libraetd.lib.virginia.edu/downloads/hq37vp052?filename=1_Ronis_Jann_2009_PHD.pdf here].
  
 
==Internal Links==
 
==Internal Links==
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*[[Katok Chaktsa Incarnation Line]]
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*[[Katok Getse Incarnation Line]]<Ref>The current Katok Getse incarnation, the Fourth Katok Getse, is [[Gyurme Tenpa Gyaltsen]].</Ref>
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*Katok Gyaltsap Incarnation Line
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*[[Katok Moktsa Incarnation Line]]<Ref>The current Katok Moktsa incarnation is [[Katok Moktsa Rinpoche]].</Ref>
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*[[Katok Nyingön Incarnation Line]]
 
*[[Katok Situ Incarnation Line]]
 
*[[Katok Situ Incarnation Line]]
*[[Trimé Shyingkyong Incarnation Line]]
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*Katok Zhichen Incarnation Line<Ref>The current incarnation, the Third Zhichen Rinpoche, is [[Bairo Rinpoche]].</Ref>
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*Katok [[Trimé Shyingkyong Incarnation Line]]
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==Notes==
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<small><references/></small>
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/study/history_buddhism/buddhism_tibet/nyngma/brief_history_katog_monastery.html A Brief History of Katog Monastery by Alexander Berzin]
 
*[http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/study/history_buddhism/buddhism_tibet/nyngma/brief_history_katog_monastery.html A Brief History of Katog Monastery by Alexander Berzin]
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*[http://treasuryoflives.org/institution/Katok Treasury of Lives]
  
 
[[Category:Nyingma Monasteries]]
 
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Latest revision as of 07:03, 18 February 2019

Katok Monastery courtesy of Stefan Eckel

Katok Monastery (Tib. ཀཿཐོག, Wyl. kaHthog) aka Katok Dorje Den (Tib. ཀཿཐོག་རྡོ་རྗེའི་གདན་, Wyl. kaHthog rdo rje'i gdan) — the oldest of the Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries. It was founded by Katok Dampa Deshek, younger brother of Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo, in 1159, above Horpo, in East Tibet. The site is considered to be one of twenty-five holy places of Eastern Tibet and represents the main holy place of enlightened activity. 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.

Further Reading

In Tibetan

  • ཀཿཐོག་པའི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་མདོར་བསྡུས་, kaHthog pa'i lo rgyus mdor bsdus
TBRC-tag.png ཀཿཐོག་པའི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་མདོར་བསྡུས་, kaHthog pa'i lo rgyus mdor bsdus

In English

  • Jann M. Ronis, “Celibacy, Revelations, and Reincarnated Lamas: Contestation and Synthesis in the Growth of Monasticism at Katok Monastery from the 17th through 19th Centuries”. Available here.

Internal Links

Notes

  1. The current Katok Getse incarnation, the Fourth Katok Getse, is Gyurme Tenpa Gyaltsen.
  2. The current Katok Moktsa incarnation is Katok Moktsa Rinpoche.
  3. The current incarnation, the Third Zhichen Rinpoche, is Bairo Rinpoche.

External Links