xiv, 187p., Maps, Figs., Tables, Plts., Bib., Index, 25 cm. (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series No. 241)
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. History of Thiksey Monastery 3. Branches of Thiksey Monastry 4. Thiksey Rinpoche and His Contribution for the Development of Thiksey Monastry. 5. Ge-shes Tsultim Tharchin : A Buddhist Scholar of Thiksey Monastery 6. Nung ne Lha Khang (Tib. Smyung gnas Iha Khang) 7. New Chomo Lhakhang (or Chomoling) 8. Chomo Lakcung 9. Dukhang Karpo (or Dukhang Karmo) 10. Library 11. Painting on the Walls of Chamra 12. Paintings on the Prayer Wheel’s Wall 13. Dukhang 14. Tsang Khang (Tib. Gtsang Khang) 15. Gonkhang (Tib-Gon-Khang) 16. Zim Chung (Tib. Gzims Chung) 17. Camsing Lha-Khang 18. Ka-Gyur Khang (Tib, bk ‘a’ Agyur Khang) 19. Lha mo Khang 20. Dolma Lhakhang (Tib Sgrol Ma Iha-khang) 21. Kudung Lha Khang 22. Chamkhang (Tib. Byams Khang) 23. Maitrey Statue is Thiksey Monastery 24. Thiksey Gonpa School 25. Common Kitchen for Lamas in the Thiksey Monastery 26. Ritual System in Thiksey Monastery 27. Annual Festival : Thiksey Gu-tor 28. Tibetan Inscriptions in and Around Thiksey Monastry
The practices of Buddhism throughout the world, and Ladakh in particular may appear to exemplify a faith of paradoxical dimensions. Therefore, as a scholar of Ladakh Studies, I decided to make a clear picture of Ladakhi gonpas before the readers, to help them to solve their questions, puzzles as well as insight picture about Buddhism. I started research work on Thiksey monastery in 2002. This book is the out come of my study over a long period of time in which history and culture of the monastry have been made. Now it would become a reference source on Thiksey monastry for Research scholars, teachers and tourists.