Nyenchen Tanglha

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Nyenchen Tanglha towers over a frozen Lake Namtso in Central Tibet photo courtesy of Matthew Pistono

Nyenchen Tanglha (Tib. གཉན་ཆེན་ཐང་ལྷ་, Wyl. gnyan chen thang lha) is the name given both to a 400-mile-long (700km) mountain range of Northern Tibet, and to the protector deity associated with it, who was bound under oath by Guru Padmasambhava when Buddhism was first established in Tibet.

Further Reading

  • Richard J. Kohn, 'A Prayer to the God of the Plain' in Donald S. Lopez (ed.) Religions of Tibet in Practice, Princeton University Press, 1997