Stok Monastery

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Stok Palace
Stok palau 1.jpg
Stok Palace
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
LocationStok, Leh district Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Stok Monastery is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Stok Monastery
Location within India
Geographic coordinates34°3′56.5″N 77°32′32″E / 34.065694°N 77.54222°E / 34.065694; 77.54222Coordinates: 34°3′56.5″N 77°32′32″E / 34.065694°N 77.54222°E / 34.065694; 77.54222
FounderLhawang Lotus

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 the 14th Dalai Lama on 8 August 2016.[2]

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