Orgyen Mindroling Monastery (Tib. ཨོ་རྒྱན་སྨིན་གྲོལ་གླིང་, Wyl. o rgyan smin grol gling) — one of the Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries. It was founded in 1676 by Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje, aka Rigdzin Terdak Lingpa. The monastery enjoyed a close association with the Fifth Dalai Lama, but was destroyed during the Dzungar war of 1717-8, during which Terdak Lingpa's younger brother, the great scholar Lochen Dharmashri was killed. Terdak Lingpa's daughter, Jetsün Mingyur Paldrön, fled to Sikkim and then returned to Mindroling, and together with her brother Drinchen Rinchen Namgyal, rebuilt the monastery, with the support of Polha Taiji.
- The Official Website of Mindroling Monastery in Exile
- Gene Smith speaks on the history of the Mindroling tradition
- Mindroling Outline on Himalayan Art