Drigung Til Monastery

Drigung Til was founded by Jigten Sumgon, the father of the Drigung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Built in 1179, near the hermitage of an illiterate acetic, for centuries the monastery has served as the seat of the Drigung Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Perched high on a mountainside cliff, the monastery offers stupendous views of the valley. To the west of Drikung Thil, lies Drikung Durto, a renowned sky burial ground. A little further into the valley, not far from the Shambala Hotel, you'll find Terdrom Nunnery and the sacred hot springs of Padmasambhava.