Shya Lhakhang

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Shya Lhakhang
Inscription on the West side

Shya Lhakhang (Tib. ཞྭ་ལྷ་ཁང་, Wyl. zhwa lha khang) — a temple founded by Nyang Tingdzin Zangpo. It is also called Uru (Wyl. dbu ru) Shyayi Lhakhang; Uru being the place where it is located.

A pillar next to the temple records the privileges granted to Nyang Tingdzin Zangpo by King Senalek Jingyön. The emperor looked with great kindness upon Tingdzin Zangpo, since he had been his tutor when growing up.

Important dzogchen treasures have been hidden there, to be revealed later. In time the monastery changed religious affiliation, and it is now connected with Sera Monastery.


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