SANG CHHOLING MONASTERY
Sang Chöling Monastery was founded in 1681 A.D at Phulasi by Lama Karma Thupten and again renovated in 1983 A.D by his generation in the tradition of Karma chyosang.
One of the most popular monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism is the Phulasi Monastery which is perched on a hillside of Phulasi. Phulasi Monastery was founded by Lama Karma Thubten in 1681nted in 1983 A.D by his generation in the of Tokole & Karma chyosang. Interestingly, the spiritual offers introductory level courses in what is known as the Discover Buddhism series, dealing with the basic principles of Tibetan Buddhism and meditation. The series known as the Next Step series, leads on to a deeper exploration of these principles.
Residential courses in Buddhist psychology and philosophy. Courses very in length and some monks’ students spend months at the monastery devoted to their studies. During special pujas, large crowds of devotees climb up to the monastery to receive blessings and pay homage.
Yarlung Dynasty History and Significance:
Yarlung, located 55 miles SE of Lhasa, is a place that figures prominently in both Tibetan history and the Tibetan identity. Yarlung was home to the first king of Tibet, Nyatri Tsenpo, and remained the capital of the Tibetan empire until it was moved to Lhasa in the seventh century by King Songsten Gampo. The Yarlung Dynasty reached its peak during the military successes of the seventh and eighth centuries and abruptly came to an end in 842 due to the assassination of King Lang Dharma’s assassination. This event threw the empire into a century-long period of political fragmentation and chaos. Despite that the Yarlung dynasty would never recover its previous glory; it was nevertheless nostalgically portrayed by Tibetan historiographers as the “Golden Age” of Tibetan history. The tombs of the great Yarlung Emperors are still located in the Yarlung dynasty to this day, and are important destinations of pilgrimage.
Sang Chöling Monastery was founded in 1681 A.D at Phulasi by Lama Karma Thupten and again renovated in 1983 A.D by his generation in the tradition of Karma chyosang. A respected meditation master in the tradition of the Kagyu Lineage, Lama Karma Thupthen personally guides this active Dharma community, providing opportunities for students at all levels. In addition to a daily schedule of practice, study and work, the monastery offers weekend seminars taught by Lama Karma Thupthen and special courses led by visiting Lamas.
Since its founding, a major focus Sang Chhöling Monastery has been year program which was initiated in and offers training to serious students in the core teachings and practices of the Kagyu Lineage. This monastery was considerably by his generation grandson of Lama Dawa Dorje and as he wanted this monastery to be preserved for the future generation of their community so that they can know the tradition of their ancestors. He wanted upcoming generation peoples to follow the traditions that were followed by the Lama Karma Thupten so; He thought to establish an organization which will work for the preserving old tradition & to give knowledge to people.