Located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on the other side of the river, Tamshing Lhakhang, a major Nyingma monastery located in central Bhutan, was founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa, the reincarnation of Guru Padsambhava and completed in 1505. It is famous for its collections of paintings which exemplify the region’s style. Its mother monastery is Lhalung in central Tibet. It is one of the few institutions continuing the teachings of Pema Lingpa. The core missions of Tamshing are teaching the Dharma, performing religious services for the community and educating the young monks under its care.