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Tibet: Gongkar Chode Monastery

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The monastery is believed by some to be established in 1464. The principal founder of the Dzongpa Tradition was Dorje Chang Kunga Namgyal. The main monastery of the Dzongpa is Gongkar Chode just south-west of Lhasa on the south side of the Tsangpo River. This monastery is especially famous for the artist Kyentse Chenmo and the development of the Kyenri style of painting. (Read a short history of Gongkar Chode Monastery).