Choedrak Monastery

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Choedrak Monastery
Monastery information
Location Bhutan
Founded by Lorepa
Founded 1234
Date renovated 18th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Choedrak Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, located not far from Tharpaling Monastery.

Located at an altitude of 3,800 metres, Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated at this spot.[1] Given the auspicious nature of the location, in 1234, Lorepa, a Drukpa Kagyupa lama from Tibet build a temple here and resided in it.[1] However, after he returned to Tibet, the temple was said to have been besieged by evil spirits and it was not until the 18th century that anybody considered approaching it.[1] It was repaired by Ngawang Trinley, an eminent monk from Siula Monastery in the Punakha region.


  1. ^ a b c Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides. p. 223.