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Sangphu Neuthok (Padan Sangpo)

gsang phu ne’u thog dgon pa

གསང་ཕུ་ནེའུ་ཐོག་དགོན་པ།

Sangphu is one of the first monasteries of the second diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet. It was founded in 1072 by Ngok Lekpé Sherab (rngog legs pa’i shes rab, 1018-1115), one of the four main disciples of Atisha (982-1054). The most significant master of this monastery has been his nephew, Ngok Loden Sherab (rngog blo ldan shes rab, 1059-1109), one of the main translators in the history of Tibet as well as the founder of one of the ten lineages of explanation (bshad brgyud). According to the Red Annals (deb ther dmar po), this monastery has been of the upmost importance in the creation of the first Shedras, Tsal Gunthang’s (tshal gung thang, Tselpa Kagyü) and Shalu’s (zhwa lu) to mention the most renowned.

Regarding the connections to the Shangpa Kagyü, one of the four most important followers of Ngok Loden Sherab has been Dré Sherab Bar (‘bre shes rab ‘bar, XI-XII c.) a master of Nenyingpa Latöpa Könchok Khar (la stod pa dkon mchog mkhar, 1084-1171 ?) A close disciple of Khyungpo Naljor.

Later, a master of Sangphu, Geshé Chapa Chökyi Sengé (cha pa chos kyi seng ge, 1109-1169) is mentioned alongside Shang Tsöndru Drakpa (zhang g.yu brag pa brtson ‘gru brags pa, 1122-1193, founder of the Tselpa Kagyü) in Mokshokpa’s biography. It is said that they both attended Mokchokpa’s presentation of the vision as taught by Khyungpo Naljor.

A century later, at the beginning of the public transmission of Niguma’s teachings, the masters of Sangphu are said to be the main heirs of these teachings, referred to as the lineage of the one hundred and eight masters named Sengé (see The Scholar’s Feast, chos ‘byung mkhas pa’i dga’ ston).

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  • Site Type: Monastery
  • Site Location: Thölung-Dechen
  • Chakzam Modrak Monastery

    lcags zam mo brag

    ལྕགས་ཟམ་མོ་བྲག

    Originally a Shangpa site, converted to Geluk in 1698

  • Site Type: Monastery
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  • Ngak Khyung Monastery

    sngags khyung dgon

    སྔགས་ཁྱུང་དགོན།

    Monastery established by Khedrup Khyungpo Naljor.

  • Site Type: Monastery
  • Site Location: Nyalam
  • Rabjor Retreat Center

    rab ‘byor dgon

    རབ་འབྱོར་དགོན།

    Founded by Karma Rabdrup Chinpa.

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Nangchen
  • Karma Lhateng Retreat Center

    karma lha steng/sdeng (‘chi med dga’ tshal)

    ཀརྨ་ལྷ་སྟེང་། འཆི་མེད་དགའ་ཚལ།

    Original seat of the Karmapa tülku line, founded by Ritrö Künzang Rinpoché.

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Chamdo
  • Dzodzi Retreat Center

    mdzo rdzi (kun bzang dgyes pa’i dga’ tshal gling)

    མཛོ་རྫི།་ ཀུན་བཟང་དགྱེས་པའི་དགའ་ཚལ་གླིང་།

    Founded by Tsültrim Lodrö.

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Chamdo
  • Takpel Retreat Center

    rtags ‘phel (bde chen chos rdzong dar rgyas gling)

    རྟགས་འཕེལ་དགོན། བདེ་ཆེན་ཆོས་རྫོང་དར་རྒྱས་གླིང་།

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Degé
  • Damkar Retreat Center

    ‘dam dkar dgon (dpal ldan shangs pa’i gser chos gling)

    འདམ་དཀར། དཔལ་ལྡན་ཤངས་པའི་གསེར་ཆོས་གླིང་།

    Founded by 18th Dulmo Choje Rinpoche, Karma Shedrup Trinlé Tenzin.

  • Site Type: Nunnery
  • Site Location: Jyekundo - Yushu
  • Benchen Retreat Center

    ban chen (sga stod ban chen, kun bde gling)

    སྒ་སྟོད་བན་ཆེན། ཀུན་བདེ་གླིང་།

    Home of Benchen Tulkus among which was Tenga Rinpoché. Founded by Laga Tenzin Chögyal.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchen_Monastery

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Jyekundo - Yushu
  • Tsadra Rinchen Drak Retreat Center

    tsA ‘dra rin chen brag (kun bde gling)

    ཙཱ་འདྲ་རིན་ཆེན་བྲག །ཀུན་བདེ་གླིང་།

    Tsadra Rinchen Drak was the personal hermitage and retreat center of Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé, founded by himself, located above Pelpung Monastery in Kham.

  • Site Type: Retreat Center
  • Site Location: Degé