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Rizong Monastery


Photo of Monastery


73 Kms from Leh, the monastery of Rizong was built in 1831 by the great Lama Tsultim Nima. The monastery upholds the teachings of the great Tsongkhapa. Dress and food provisions are provided for all members of the community by the governing body of the monastery. Nothing other than religious robes and books is permitted for the inmates of each cell. There are 40 monks in residence. The incumbents of the monastery are the successive reincarnations of Lama Tsultim Nima and of his son, Sras Rinpoche. Within the monastery there are shrines, the painting blocks of the biography of Lama Tsultim Nima, many objects made and books composed by the 1st. Sras Rinpoche. The monastery is sited in a solitary position. 2 Km below it there is a nunnery called Chulichan (Chomoling) where about 20 nuns reside.The governing body of Rizong Monastery provides their food provisions and clothes