Chakar Monastery was established in 1121 in Penyul by Khyungpo Neljor, the originator of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. According to legend it was one of one hundred and eight monasteries that he founded, although only the names of Chakar and Zhangzhong Dorjeden are known.
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The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.