Tharpaling is a Nyingma monastery in the Chume Valley of Bhutan that was initially founded as a Drukpa Kagyu monastery in the thirteenth century by Lorepa. In 1352 Longchenpa converted it to Nyingma. A vibrant center for Nyingma practice, the monastery established a monastic college in 1985.
Phuntsho, Karma. 2013. The History of Bhutan. London: Random House India.
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