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Drapu Choling, also known as Tashi Choling, is a Barawa Kagyu monastery in Kyirong. It was established on the site of a village temple in the sixteenth century by Namkha Dorje, who spread the Barawa tradition in the region. It was controlled by the Jampel Dechenling family since the early eighteenth century, and traditionally had close ties with Kagyu Gonsar in the Chumbi valley. It was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution and has not been rebuilt; a new monastery was built in Dharamsala by the Jampel Dechenling family and named Tashi Choling.


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Erschbamer, Marlene. 2018. Tibetan Troops Fighting the “Enemy of Buddhist Doctrine” (bstan dgra): The Invasions of the Gorkhas as Witnessed by Two Tibetan Masters of the Barawa (’Ba’ ra ba) Tradition." Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie, vol.  27, pp. 121-137.


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