Long Wu monastery is also known as “Rongpo Gonchen Monastery” or “Rongwo Gonchen Monastery” in Tibetan. It is located in Tongren county by Rongwo River, which Long Wu monastery monastery gains its name from. It was initially established as a three temple site in 1341 by Rongwu Samten Rinpoche, whose younger brother was architect and designer of monasteries.
Brief – the major figures
-1), Shartsang Kaldan Gyatso (1607-1677) is recognized as the 1st Reincarnation of Rongwu Samten Rinpoche and is founder of monastery at sites. He was in charge of to found the first temple of 3 Buddhas of Long Wu, then after Golden monastery and other temples.
-2), Yarba Chogyi, whom was recognized as 8th reincarnation in October 1991, built Prayer hall, Victory Stupa and Stupas at 4 corners of Long Wu monastery, he had the sayings of Buddha written in gold and commissioned statues of Tsongkhapa.
-3), Shartsang Gyatso established the 1st monastic college,
-4), Tsennyi Tratsang, in which Buddhist dialectics is taught in 1630.
-5), Following Lobsang Trinley Longtok Gyatso, Reincarnation of 7th Shartsang Rinpoche, whom gradually expanded colleges to present size, including Tsennyi Tratsang, Gyamat Tratsang (Lower tantric College or study/reading of scriptures) and Duikor Tratsang, a monastic college of wheel of time also known as college of Kalachakra, and 10 syllable mantra.
Address & Phone
Add : De-He-Long South Street | 同仁县, 德合隆南路
08:00 am – 18:00 pm
RMB 50.00 per person
How to get Long Wu Monastery
Long Wu monastery is situated in downtown area of Tongren County, which 165 kilometers south from Xining. This is the nearest city that has flights to connect many other cities of China; it is about 2.5 hours drive from Xining to Tongren.
By bus: it takes about 3 hours’ drive one way
- The 1st departure is at 07:30 am, the last departure is at 17:30 pm
- There is one departure every 45 minutes before 09:00 am
- There is one departure every 30 minutes after 09:00 am
Tongren Bus Terminal
Add : Dong Shan Road, Longwu Town | 同仁县隆务镇东山路（热贡桥东南）
Contact : +86 973 872-2267
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