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Chakra, also known as Changra, is a Sakya monastery in Derge, Kham. It was originally founded as a Drigung Kagyu monastery in 1125 or 1135, and in the thirteenth century it was converted to Sakya. The monastery is near the ruins of the summer palace of the Derge royal family. 


Dorje, Gyurme. 2009. Tibet Handbook. Bath: Footprint, p. 588.

Ryavec, Karl E. 2015. A Historical Atlas of Tibet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 155.

Teichman, Eric. 1922. Travels of A Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet. London: Cambridge University Press, p. 158.

dkar mdzes khul gyi dgon sde so soʼi lo rgyus gsal bar bshad pa, Vol. 1. 1995. Reb gong pa ʼjigs med bsam grub, ed. Pe cin: Krung goʼi bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, p. 451.

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