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Shungseb Nunnery

Ancient Temple Shungseb Nunnery Temple, located on the half-slope of Chubi Mountain on the south bank of Lhasa, the environment is elegant, surrounded by shrubs, and the forest is inhabited by birds and animals. The temple has been built for more than 900 years and is the largest red nun temple in the county. The Shungseb Nunnery Temple was destroyed by the Junggar Mongols in the 18th century and rebuilt by Jitsun Rinpoche.

Speaking of this “Jetsun Rinpoche”, she is a legend in the history of the West. 80 years ago, a beggar-like old woman suddenly appeared on the site of the Shungseb Nunnery Temple, where she practiced, collected, recited the scriptures, vowed to rebuild the Shungseb Nunnery Temple. She was revered as“Mani lochin”(that is, the master of the six-word sutra), she was later called “Jizun Rinpoche” in history books.She did what others did not believe, and thanks to her efforts, the ancient temple of Shungseb Nunnery was restored to its glory. At the age of 120, Jizun Rinpoche was treated like a god by believers, and there are still portraits of her in the temple.

Shungseb Nunnery Temple, meaning “ancient pine forest”, legend has it that 1000 years ago there was a dense pine forest, there is a sweet spring in the forest, there are many rare birds perched next to the spring, attracting the people of nearby villages to worship, incense. As a result, it has gradually become a famous Buddhist shrine.

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