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Update: Feb. 26th, 2013

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Tibet Buddhist Nun Monastery – Linchou Buddhist Nun Monastery

Currently there are two famous Buddhist Nun Monasteries which are worthy to visit. One is located in Goji Village in Linchou County in Tibet. This Buddhist Nun Monastery is also called Shar Monastery. It is about 25 kilometers far from the county center and about 90 kilometers far from Lhasa City. Acted as the pilgrim sacred land, many believers will come here to pray and worship to the Buddha.

Shar Monastery (Linchou Buddhist Nun Monastery) was firstly built in AD 12 century. It has more than 700 year's history. The founder of Shar Monastery (Linchou Buddhist Nun Monastery) was Geshi Sharewa who was a follower of Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 1600 square meters. The statue of Geshi Sharewa was enshrined and worshiped, and highly respected in the monastery. There was no Living Buddha. It is said that once 3 girls came here to worship to the Buddha, but they do not know where to overnight. Hence they incanted and made the Shar Monastery become the Buddhist Nun Monastery. Afterwards, to memory those three pilgrims, Tibetan people built 3 Buddhist towers nearby the Buddhist Nun Monastery. The Buddhist towers were opened to public since 1985.

During a period of great prosperity of Shar Monastery, there were 100 nuns. As of now there are 57 nuns and about 100 Buddhist documents. There are 108 Buddhist towers around Shar Monastery and the towers are the famous attractions of Shar Monastery.

Tibet Buddhist Nun Monastery – Coqin Buddhist Nun Monastery

Coqin Buddhist Nun Monastery is situated in Mendong Village of Coqin County in Tibet. It is also called Sanglin Monastery. It is approximately 5 kilometers far from the county center and covers an area of 2600 square meters.

As a matter of fact, Coqin Buddhist Nun Monastery is the branch monastery of Mendong Monastery. It was firstly built in AD 19 century. In 1820 Adong Dangye and his little sister respectively became a monk and a nun. They cultivated themselves to become on immortal in a stone cave in Mendong Village. Afterwards, more people were influenced by them and decided to be the monks and nuns. Hence they built the Buddhist Nun Monastery later on.

According to the historical record, it has been destroyed during the period of Cultural Revolution of China and rebuilt again in 1987. It is highly respected by Kargyu Sect (White Sect).

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