Six "Mother" Nyingma Monasteries
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- Katok Monastery, in east Tibet, was founded during the twelfth century, and expanded in 1656.
- Dorje Drak Monastery was founded in central Tibet, in 1659.
- Mindroling Monastery, in central Tibet, was established in 1676.
- Palyul Monastery, founded in east Tibet in 1665.
- Dzogchen Monastery, in east Tibet, established in 1685.
- Shechen Monastery founded in east Tibet, in 1735.