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Shugden Gompa near Rawu
« on: November 01, 2011, 06:30:09 AM »
This article enthralled me by the description of Tibet.. and I was surprised to see "Shugden Gompa" mentioned, though nothing else about Shugden and the practice.

http://gulfnews.com/life-style/travel/seeking-out-peaks-and-petals-in-tibet-1.921251

I then searched for more info about the Shugden Gompa, which is near Rawu, and found this pdf (http://bit.ly/v4WzSf) which said:

"Between the Tributaries of the Lohit River and the Salween

There are a number of peaks in this divide, among them Chombo (6700m)30, a twin-headed mountain which is south and west of the Ata Kang La and may be the highest peak east of the bend of the Tsangpo. There appear to be a number of summits of around 6000m clustered around Shugden Gompa. The Ata
glacier which rises north of Chombo is about 20km long and is possibly the largest glacier east of the Tsangpo, according to Kingdon-Ward. There are several other glaciers, 10 to 13km in length.

and http://www.himalayanclub.org/journal/tsangpo-the-final-exploration/ which also mentions:

"He found Kinthup’s topographical descriptions accurate except that the waterfall was on a side stream and not on the Tsangpo. They travelled upstream along the Zayul river (the Lohit in Assam) and by late June reached Shugden gompa (monastery). He discovered that a river not far to north from here, the Nugong Asi chu, ran into the Tsangpo."

So far i have not found any elaboration on this Shugden Gompa. If anyone else has some info to share, I'd love to hear about it.
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Re: Shugden Gompa near Rawu
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 08:22:26 AM »
It seems Shugden gompa is quite the hit with the mountaineering community, quite a few links I saw mentioned them as a base camp for climbing glaciers in the area.

Well according to this link (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NZiSH4d05TAC&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq=%22shugden+gompa%22&source=bl&ots=gMEyyZBgcT&sig=I_BBXrBpHNOOpysioDde-P3hRF0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0WYeT7G0JYTLhAf5qMnwDQ&ved=0CB0Q6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=%22shugden%20gompa%22&f=false) the gompa was "under the patronage of Gaden Monastery near Lhasa". I find that quite exciting as it shows Gaden wouldve been practicing Dorje Shugden for a long long time...and if one of the three great monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism are practicing Dorje Shugden, how can THAT many enlightened masters be wrong? Were talking about thousands of monks like Gaden wouldve had in its heyday.

More excitingly, this link has a map of where the gompa is located (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kU6-YbTPOo4C&pg=PA179&lpg=PA179&dq=%22shugden+gompa%22&source=bl&ots=Sp7McwsVkt&sig=nHQAqK-nxGcAujmflDwTHzWxcro&hl=en&sa=X&ei=v2YeT97kC8fMhAfGstHnDQ&ved=0CEsQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22shugden%20gompa%22&f=false). Ive attached the picture below. It looks like its quite close to the Chinese border...so it makes it all the more plausible that Shugden practice was already present in China a long time ago!

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Re: Shugden Gompa near Rawu
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 08:24:25 AM »
Sorry Id to split this up over two posts, the links were making it look messy!

And finally from (http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/postalhimal/pdf/PH_1990_001.pdf), it says that Shugden gompa is now known as dPa-gong. But this ones in Chamdo, not in Nyingchi like the other Shugden gompa is from. What I find interesting about is, is that if there really are two Shugden gompas (one in Chamdo and one in Nyingchi), both are actually located on the border of Tibet and China...

Anyway Ive also attached a few other pictures of the gompa. Does anyone recognise it? The pictures were taken in the 2007-2009 period meaning the monasterys still there. It doesnt look very large though...