Palyul Monastery (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 (gong ter) of Tulku Mingyur Dorje (1645-67). It had about 600 monks before the Chinese invasion. The current head of Palyul Monastery is Drupwang Penor Rinpoche.