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Principal Hall of Karma Gon

Karma Gon (karma dgon, also called Karma Dansa, karma gdan sa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kham, eastern Tibet, founded in 1147[1], or, according to other sources,[2] in 1184 by Chödzin Gemphel[3] (chos ‘dzin dge ‘phel), the late 1st Karmapa Düsum Khyenpa (dus gsum mkhyen pa).


  1. ^ Communication of monks in Karma Gon when being interviewed during a visit in 2005.
  2. ^ karma dgon in TBRC resource base
  3. ^ Vgl. dus gsum mkhyen pa in the TBRC resource base, Yang & Ma 1992 and Gruschke 2004, S. 45.


  • Cao Ziqiang, Mao Xiang & Xirao Nima [Sherab Nyima]: Xizang De Simiao He Senglü [Monasteries and Monks of Tibet], Beijing 1995.
  • »Karma Dansa, the cradle of the Karma-Kagyüpas«, in: Andreas Gruschke: The Cultural Monuments of Tibet’s Outer Provinces: Kham, vol. 1, Bangkok 2004, pp. 45-49.
  • Roerich, George de and Gedun Choepel (Translator) (1988). The Blue Annals by Gö Lotsawa. : , Calcutta 1949, p. 479.
  • Yang Guiming & Ma Jixiang: Zangchuan Fojiao Gao Seng Chuanlüe [Biographies of Eminent Monks of Tibetan Buddhism], Xining 1992, pp. 106-108.



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