Choedrak Monastery

Choedrak Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, located at an altitude of 3,800 metres, not far from Tharpaling Monastery in Bumthang District. Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated at this spot.[1]

Choedrak Monastery
Religion
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
Location
LocationBhutan
CountryBhutan
Architecture
FounderLorepa
Date established1234

In 1234, Lorepa, a Drukpa Kagyupa lama from Tibet build a temple here and resided in it.[1] However, after he returned to Tibet, the temple was said to have been besieged by evil spirits and it was not until the 18th century that anybody considered approaching it.[1] It was repaired by Ngawang Trinley, an eminent monk from Siula Monastery in the Punakha region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides. p. 223.