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About Sera Monastery The Sera Monastery is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of 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 the Gelugpa school of...
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Shalu temple is located in Shigatse City, 26 km away from Shigatse, with an altitude of more than 3850 meters. Jetsun Sherab Jungnay founded the Shalu monastery in 1087. Shalu in Tibetan, it means new bud. The site selection of the temple is based on the arrow landing. The arrow falls in the field where...
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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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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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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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Ganden monastery is the greatest and the oldest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It is also one of three principal monasteries in Lhasa.  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 Gelug...
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Thong Monastery began to be built in 996, and it is the first Buddhist Monastery constructed in Ngari Prefecture by the Guge Kingdom. The murals of the Monastery can be called 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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Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan, it means auspicious giant Monastery. It is the largest temple in Shigatse area. It is listed as the six largest Monastery of Gelug Sect along with Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery in Lhasa, Kumbum Monastery in Qinghai and Labrang Monastery in southern Gansu. The Monastery was built in 1447...
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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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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, the birthplace of Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was once the capital of the Sakya Dynasty in the middle of the 13th century. It is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Tibet. “Sakya” means “grey soil” in Tibetan, and its name comes from the colour of Benboer mountain soil beside Sakya....
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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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