Tamshing Lhakhang is a monastery in Bumthang District, in central Bhutan. It is regarded as being the most important monastery of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Today Tamshing Lhakhang is the seat of the Lama Sungtrul Rinpoche, whom Bhutanese believe is the incarnation of Pema Lingpa (1450-1521), a Bhutanese saint and discoverer of ancient text. Pema Lingpa is also considered to be the most eminent of the Five Terton Kings.
Tamshing Lhakhang is home to 85 monks. It was built by Pema Lingpa in 1501. The monastery is the home of sacred Bhutanese dances performed during traditional ceremonies and Tsechu festivals. The dance is today regarded as an intangible heritage of Bhutan.
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