Lamaling Monastery, also known as Zangdrok Pelri Monastery, locates in Burqug Township, Bayi Distric, Tibet. The building is a rare example of the Zangtok Pelri style, which imitates of Guru Pinpoche with a three-storied temple. However, the Lamaling Monastery was destroyed in an earthquake in 1930. Later, it was rebuilt as a small temple below the ruined temple. At that time, this temple was chosen to be the seat of late Dudjom Rinpoche, former head of the Nyingma order. Right now, this temple is home to around 40 monks, 30 nuns and a few ornery goats.
Visitors need to take off their shoes before entering the temple, because the floor is the polished wood. At the ground floor, you can find a statue of Guru Rpinpoche. Also there are two stone footprints of guru on the altar, with images of the protector Tseumar to the left. Later, if you follow the passage way behind the altar, you can see four protector chapels in each corner. Above the house, there is another chapel with statues of Chenresig sitting above the house. A statue of Opagme situates in the top-floor chapel.
The assembly hall locates in the complex’s other main building. Religious services are held here on the 10th, 15th, and 25th of each lunar month. The hall dominated by a huge statue of Sakyamuni. Other statues include the images of Dudjom Rinpoche and his characteristic sunglasses.
1. Remember to take off your shoes when entering the temple.