Kunzangdrak Monastery

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AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
LocationTang Valley, Bhutan
Kunzangdrak Monastery is located in Bhutan
Kunzangdrak Monastery
Location within Bhutan
Geographic coordinates27°32′43″N 90°48′05″E / 27.54528°N 90.80139°E / 27.54528; 90.80139Coordinates: 27°32′43″N 90°48′05″E / 27.54528°N 90.80139°E / 27.54528; 90.80139
FounderPema Lingpa
Date established1488

Kunzangdrak (Tibetan: ཀུན་བཟང་བྲག་, Wylie: kun bzang brag) is a Buddhist sacred site in the Tang Valley of central Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 3,350 metres (10,990 feet) in the hollow of a cliff. Guru Rinpoche and his disciple Namkhai Nyingpo are said to have meditated here at the end of the 8th century. The current temple, however, was established in 1488 by Pema Lingpa.[1] Aside from Pema Lingpa's living quarters, the site consists of three temples, the Wangkhang, which has the main statue of Avalokiteshvara with a thousand eyes and a thousand hands,Özerphug, the meditation cave of Pema Lingpa's son, Tuksey Dawa Gyeltsen (ཐུགས་སྲས་ཟླ་བ་རྒྱལ་མཚན) and the Khandroma Lhakang, which contains a gilded copper statue of Pema Lingpa.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides. pp. 249–50.

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