Kungzandra Monastery

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Kungzandra Monastery
Kungzandra Monastery is located in Bhutan
Kungzandra Monastery
Kungzandra Monastery
Location within Bhutan
Coordinates 27°32′43″N 90°48′05″E / 27.54528°N 90.80139°E / 27.54528; 90.80139Coordinates: 27°32′43″N 90°48′05″E / 27.54528°N 90.80139°E / 27.54528; 90.80139
Monastery information
Location Tang Valley, Bhutan
Founded by Pema Lingpa
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Kungzandra Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the Tang Valley of central Bhutan. The monastery lies at an altitude of 3,350 metres (10,990 feet) in the hollow of a cliff. Guru Rinpoche and his disciple Namkhe Nyingpo are said to have meditated here at the end of the 8th century. The current monastery, however, was established in 1488 by Pema Lingpa.[1] Aside from Lingpa's living quarters, the monastery consists of three temples, the Wangkhang, which has the main statue of Avalokiteshvara with a thousand eyes and a thousand hands, Oezerphug, the meditation cave of Lingpa's son, Dawa Gyeltsen and the Khandroma Lhakang, which contains a gilded copa statue of the monastery founder, Lingpa.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides. pp. 249–50.