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    Ogyen Choling museum

    Ogyen Choling museum is located in the manor of Ogyen Choling, one hour drive from Jakar. The site was occupied in the middle of the 14th century by the Nyingmapa master, Longchen Rabjam, who built a little retreat there. At the end of the 14th century, the saint Dorje Lingpa decided to follow suit and settled there. The original monastery seems to have been preserved up until the middle of the 19th century when Tshokye Dorje, the Trongsa Penlop and the 15th blood-descendant of Dorje Lingpa to be born at Ogyen Choling, built the manor which is seen today. The structure was very badly damaged in the earthquake of 1897 and Tshokye Dorje’s grandson, the Jakar Dzongpon Ugyen Dorje, had to rebuild a large part of it at the beginning of the 20th century. Ogyen Choling is still a private property owned by the same family. The large building on the right is the Tsuglhakhang, which contains two temples with spectacular statues and exceptional paintings dating from the beginning of the 20th century. The temple on the ground floor is dedicated to Drolma, the Goddess of Compassion, and the one on the first floor to Jowo, the Buddha as a young prince. The central tower, utse, houses since May 2001, a Museum of the History and Life of Ogyen Choling.