Palyul Monastery

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Palyul Monastery
Palyul Monastery, lower area.jpg
Lower Palyul Monastery
Tibetan transcription(s)
Tibetan དཔལ་ཡུལ་དགོན་པ།
Wylie transliteration dpal yul dgon pa
Tournadre Phonetic Baiyü
THL Pelyül
Other transcriptions Palyul, Palyül
Chinese transcription(s)
Traditional 白玉寺
Simplified 白玉寺
Pinyin Báiyù Sì
Monastery information
Location Baiyü, Baiyü County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Founded by Rigzin Kunzang Sherab
Type Tibetan Buddhist
Sect Nyingma
Lineage Palyul lineage
Head Lama Karma Kuchen,[1] 12th Throne-Holder of Palyul Lineage

Palyul Monastery (Tibetan: དཔལ་ཡུལ་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་བྱང་ཆུབ་ཆོས་གླིང་།Wylie: dpal yul rnam rgyal byang chub chos gling), also known as Palyul Namgyal Jangchub Choling Monastery and sometimes romanized as Pelyul Monastery, is one of the six mother monasteries of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in 1665 by Rigzin Kunzang Sherab in Dege, on the eastern edge of Tibet, a town in today's Baiyü County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China's Sichuan province. The monastery is the seat of the Nam Chö Terma of Terton Migyur Dorje. Drubwang Padma Norbu was the 11th throneholder of the Palyul lineage. Upon his mahaparinirvana in March, 2009, Karma Kuchen Rinpoche became the 12th throneholder.

Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India, is where the current throneholder to the Palyul lineage has resided since exile from Tibet during Chinese annexation.

Dzogchen Lineage of Palyul[edit]


  • Rigzin Kunzang Sherab (rig 'dzin kun bzang shes rab, 1636-1398). He built "a temple with a reliquary stupa inside to preserve Mingyur Dorje’s relics, and had a statue of him made."[2]
  • Padma Lhundrub Gyatso
  • 1st Drubwang Padma Norbu
  • Karma Tashi
  • Karma Lhawang and Karma Dondam
  • Gyurme Nyedon Tanzin
  • Padma Do-ngag Tanzin
  • Do-ngag Chökyi Nyima
  • 2nd Drubwang Padma Norbu (Padma Kunzang Tanzin Norbu, also known as Rig'dzin dpal chen 'dus pa)
  • Karma Thegchog Nyingpo
  • 3rd Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche (Jigme Thubten Shedrub Chokyi Drayang Palzangpo, Wylie: 'jigs med thub bstan bshad sgrub chos kyi sgra dbyangs dpal bzang po)
  • Karma Kuchen (Thubtan Tshultrim Norbu Odsal Thrinlas Kunkhyab Palzangpo)
  • Drubwang Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje Palzangpo

Other people[edit]

  • Jampal Dorje (19th and 20th centuries) [3]



External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°12′57″N 98°49′19″E / 31.2157°N 98.8220°E / 31.2157; 98.8220