Template talk:Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan

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Buddhist Monasteries and Dzongs or Buddhist Monastaries, Temples, and Dzongs?[edit]

Many of the "monastaries" listed are not really monastaries as they have no monks residing in them. Many temples in Bhutan (particularly those affiliated with the Nyingma sect and remote temples) are looked after by Gomchens , Lay lamas or their families ~ so perhaps this template should be updated to nore accuratly reflect this fact. Chris Fynn (talk) 16:27, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Numerous Zangdopelri Monastaries[edit]

There are numerous Zangdopelri Monastaries and temples in Bhutan (and elsewhere) - the name Zangdopelri refers to Padmasambhava's abode ~ Zangdokpelri "the copper coloured mountain" - and three storied temples modled after Padmasambhava's abode are all generically called Zangdokpelri Temple or Zangdokpelri Monastary. Usually they also have another more specific name.

Similarly the name Chador Lhakhang may be used for any temple where the main deity is Chador (Chagna Dorje / Vajrapani).

Chris Fynn (talk) 16:16, 8 March 2011 (UTC)