Samlha Tours & Travels

Tamshing Lhakhang

The Tamshing monastery lies 5 kilometers from Jakar town in the Chokhor valley. The Kurjey Lhakhang, which is located on the other bank of the Chamkhar River, is magnificently seen from this modest, one-story compound, which is surrounded by village homes. The monastery is of daily worship for villagers.

The main altar was constructed as a separate structure in the middle of the ground floor of the main temple, giving the monastery its distinctive interior style. The three major seats of the altar are created especially for Pema Lingpa’s three incarnations (body, mind, and speech).

Images that Pema Lingpa himself painted and that have not been restored since they were first painted can be found on the interior walls of the temple. The temple also houses statues of Guru Rinpoche with a statue of Jampa (Buddha of the future) and Sakyamuni to its sides.

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