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was founded in 1717 by the 8 th reincarnated Tai Situ Chokyi Jungne and considered to be the biggest establishment of Kagyupa sect in Derge and it rapidly became the most important study centre in east Tibet for the Kagyupa tradition. Before the construction of the monastery, the 7 th reincarnation of Tai Situ lived mostly at Karma Gon monastery in lhato. The main object in the monastery are a large gilded copper image of Maitreya, flanked by Padmasambhava and Tara.

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