Sangpu Neutok

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Key Term Sangpu Neutok
In Tibetan Script གསང་ཕུ་ནེའུ་ཐོག་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration gsang phu ne'u thog
Term Type Place
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Sangpu Neutok is an important monastery in central Tibet, just south of Lhasa, that was founded in 1072 by Ngok Lekpai Sherab, a disciple of Atiśa, and developed by his nephew, Ngok Lotsāwa Loden Sherab. Originally a Kadam monastery with two colleges, it evolved into a monastery that includes both Sakya and Geluk traditions. At its peak in the 11th to 14th centuries it was the most highly esteemed center for monastic education and the study of Buddhist philosophy in probably all of the Tibetan plateau. It boasted renowned scholars as it's successive abbots and many of the most consequential philosophers of the time studied there.
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