Lingshed Monastery or Lingshed Gompa is located near Lingshet village in the Leh district. It was founded in the 1440s. The ceremonial life of Lingshed Monastery and its monks is the subject of Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism by the anthropologist Martin A. Mills. The
monastery houses about 60 monks, consists of six principal shrines, kitchens, store rooms and - on its uppermost floor - an apartment for Ngari Rinpoche or other visiting high lamas. Below the central temple complex, monastic quarters (shak) fan out in long lines. Lingshed monastery also maintains outlying shrines in each of the villages it serves.
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