The 8th Kenting Tai Situpa Chokyi Jugne founded the great Palpung monastery in 1727. "Pal" means glorious, "Pung" means to gather. For this reason the name Palpung, derived from the combination of the two words has been applied to the institution. Palpung means glorious union of study and practice.

Palpung Monastery is the seat of the succeeded Kenting Tai Situpas, the religious center of eastern Tibet, as well as the centre for living art and culture.

Palpung is the Karma Kagyu mother monastery in Eastern Tibet, and has more than 180 branch monasteries and temples throughout several Chinese and Tibetan districts. Students from these branch monasteries travel to Palpung Monastery to study ritual, art, retreat practices, and scholarly texts.

The current seat of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa in India, palpung Sherabling, has been renamed Palpung Sherabling monastic seat.

The present 12th Kenting Tai Situpa also founded the Maitreya Institutes around the world, including branches in San Francisco, Paris, London and Honolulu. In this web site, Palpung monastery and Palpung Sherabling are presented.

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