Tamshing Monastery

Tamshing Monastery

Tamshing Monastery is a kilometer past Kenchosum Lhakhang. It was built from 1501 to 1505 by Pemalingpa, the great Bhutanese Nyingmapa Lama. The monastery contains some of the most remarkable paintings of this period in the Himalaya. Lining the circumambulation path on the ground floor of the monastery, and despite some damage, they constitute a unique documentation of Pemalingpa’s teachings. From the Monastery, there is a good view of the Kuje Lhakhang, just the other side of the river. Monks come to study and meditate at Tamshing. The place has a charming and peaceful atmosphere which has enchanted many.

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