Stok Monastery

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Stok Palace
Stok palau 1.jpg
Stok Palace
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
LocationStok, Leh district Ladakh, India
Stok Monastery is located in Ladakh
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][unreliable source?]

Next to the monastery is a 71-foot (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][unreliable source?]

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


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  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.