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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.