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monastery
shalu Monastery near shigatse
13
Feb

Shalu Monastery

The Shalu Monastery is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Shigatse. Chetsun Sherab Jungnay founded the monastery in 1040. The story of its founding involves Chetsun and his teacher. His teacher suggested that Chetsun shoot an arrow, and found a monastery where the arrow hit. The flying arrow hit a new bud. The monastery was named Shalu, meaning “new bud” in Tibetan....
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Samye Monastery - first buddhist monastery in Tibet
17
Jan

Trandruk Monastery

Tran means roc and druk means dragon in Tibetan. The monastery got is name from the legend that it could only be built after Songtsan Gampo had turned into a roc and conquered an evil dragon. It’s said that renowned figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism, such as Padmasambhava and Milariba, had practised Buddhism...
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Samye Monastery backside looks like mandala
17
Jan

Samye Monastery

The construction of Samye Monastery began in 762 AD and was completed in 779 AD. It is the first monastery in Tibet featuring Buddhist, laws and monks, where the famous debate of the doctrines between ancient Indian Buddhism and inland Buddhism happened. The monastery is modeled on the Odantapuri Temple in Bihar, India. After several...
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Monks discussing at Drepung Monastery
16
Jan

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery lies in west of Lhasa under Mt. Gambo Utse, clustered round by the black mountain, its white grand buildings shining under the sunlight. Built in 1416, it is considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in Tibet. Drepung Monastery used to be the living palace of Dalai...
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Tashi Lhunpo Monk Prayer
10
Jan

Ganden Monastery

Ganden monastery is the greatest and the oldest monastery of the Gelug Sect, which is also called one of “the three principal monasteries” (the other two are Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery). At its peak, it had a registration of more than 4,000 monks. Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Sect, established it as the first...
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Sera Monastery prayer wheel old woman
05
Jan

Sera Monastery

About Sera Monastery The Sera Monastery is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism. It lies on the southern slope of the Sera Woze Mountain.  Northern suburbs of Lhasa. The monastery was built by Shakya Yeshi. He is one of the main disciples of Tsongkhapa.  was the founder of Gelugpa school of...
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Thoding Monastery in Ngari
13
Jan

Thoding Monastery

Thoding Monastery begen to be built in 996, and it is the first Buddhist Monastery constructed in Ngari Prefecture by Guge Kingdom. The murals of the Monastery can be called the unique paintings through the ages. the second dissemination of Buddhism is originated here. It affords a lot of precious material in kind for research...
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Old woman praying at Tashi Lhunpo monastery
02
Dec

Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Lying at foot of Nyima mountain in the outskirts of Shigatse, The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was built in 1447 under supervision of the first Dalai Lama Gedhun Drupa,one of the disciples of great Master Tsongkapa. Later it has served as the dwelling place for Respetive Panchen Lama. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery contains a 22.4 m...
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Stupa at Kubum Monastery
21
Nov

Kubum Monastery

Kubum Monastery, is located in Qinghai Province, in the county of Huangzhong, which is more than 20 kilometers from Xining proper. It was built mainly for the Gelugpa or the Yellow Hat Sect, a kind of Buddhism that is popular in Tibet. Hence, the monastery is more than a home for the monks; it’s also...
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Chamdo Jampaling Monastery
21
Nov

Jampaling Monastery

When looking down from the top of the Tamala Pass, Jampaling Monastery appears tucked in the crisscrossing mountain ranges on a knoll-composed layers of red earth formed by ancient glaciers between the Tsarchu and Ngom Qu Rivers. This monastery was founded during the Ming period by a disciple of Tsongkapa after Tsongkapa’s religious reform in...
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Sakya Monastery - built in early 11th Century
03
Nov

Sakya Monastery

This monastery is a “must ” for visitors to Tibet. Sakya, meaning “Grey Soil” in Tibetan since the soil surrounding it is gray; its walls were painted in red, white and grey strips, which represent Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani respectively. Sakya Monastery, reputed as as the “Second Dunhuang”, is the first Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism created by its initiator Khon Konchog Gyalpo in...
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palkor-choede Monastery in Gyangtse
03
Nov

Palkor Choede Monastery

Palkor Choede monastery located at the western end of Changge mountain in Gyangtse county. Palkor Choede monastery was first built in 1414.Its 17 Dratsang (College)belong to three different sects – Sakya, Kadam and Gelug. The palkor moanstery features the combination of all religious sect.The Hall of Tsokchen in the monastery is in majestic splendour. Palkor Chode...
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