Stok Monastery

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Stok Monastery
Stok palau 1.jpg
Stok Palace
Stok Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stok Monastery
Stok Monastery
Location within India
Coordinates 34°3′56.5″N 77°32′32″E / 34.065694°N 77.54222°E / 34.065694; 77.54222
Monastery information
Location Stok, Leh district Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Founded by Lhawang Lotus
Founded Late 14th century
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Stok Monastery or Stok Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Stok, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 15 kilometres south of Leh.[1] It was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th Century and has a notable library including all 108 volumes of the Kangyur. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually.[1]

Next to the monastery is the 71 feet (22 m) high seated Gautama Buddha statue and temple, constructed between 2012-2015 and consecrated by HH the 14th Dalai Lama on 8 August 2016.[2]

Around 2km from the monastery is Stok Palace, built in 1820 and still the summer home of Ladakhi royalty from the Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh.


  1. ^ a b "Stok Gompa". Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Mary Loosemore. "Information Board at the Gautama Buddha statue and temple, Stok Gompa". Retrieved 8 December 2016.