Himalayan Art Resources

Tibet (East): Bongya Monastery Collection

Bongya Monastery | Bon Religion Main Page

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- Bongya Monastery Description (below)
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The Bongya Monastery is located in the Chukhog Township of Rebgong (Tongren) County of Malho (Huangnan) Prefecture in Tshongon (Qinghai) Province, China. It is ranked as the largest Bon monastery in the area. The full name is Menri Shedrub Mindroling, indicating that the monastery belongs to the Menri monastic tradition founded by Nyame Sherab Gyaltsen (1356-1415). For more information please refer to the article The Bon Deities Depicted in the Wall Paintings in the Bon-brgya Monastery (page 509-549) by Masahide Mori. New Horizons in Bon Studies, Bon Stuides 2. National Museum of Ethnology. Osaka, 2000.

Jeff Watt [updated 7-2018]