The Treasury of Lives

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Rigyel Gon Triten Norbutse, a Bon monastery in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, was founded in 1360 by Mushen Nyima Gyeltsen as a family monastery for the Shen clan. Though badly damaged during the cultural revolution, reconstruction began in 1982 and as of 2011 there were 20 monks living at Rigyel Gon.


Karmay, Samten Gyaltsen, and Dondrup Lhagyal. 2003. A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 36-38.


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