However, it was remodeled in
2005 with government aid and renamed as “Pathing Matsang Rinchhen Tse
Gonpa” since the monastery is properly located on a small hillock of
Matsang village within Pathing area. The original monastery at Lingkoed
was founded by a Lama called Drubwang PemaTsondu.
It belongs to
Nyingmapa Sect of Buddhism. Today it
has become one of the major monasteries in East Sikkim and functions all the
ceremonies with annual mask dance in winter.