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Drepung monastery

Drepung monastery is the biggest Gelugpa learning center and it is located o the slope of Gepel O-tse mountain just to the west of Lhasa city. It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choeje Tashi Palden who was one of the main disciples of master Tsongkhapa. The are four main Dratsang...
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Sera monastery

Sera monastery is the second biggest Gelugpu learning center, founded in 1419 by Chamchen Choeje Sakya Yeshe at the base of the hill just north of Lhasa. Originally Tsongkhapa stayed in retreat in a hermitage above Sera monastery. There are three main colleges in Sera with many...
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Jokhang Temple, Built by Brikuti, Nepalese wife of King songtsen Gampo

Jokhang temple

The Jokhang temple is located in the center of Lhasa city and is considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet. It was originally built for the statue of the Buddha called Jowo that was brought to Tibet by Brikuti Devi, the Nepalese wife of King Songtsen Gambo as her dowry....
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SamYe Monastery, First monastery built in 8th century

Samye Monastery

Samye was built in the 8th century as the first monastery of Tibet. King Trisong Detsen tried to built it with the advice of the famous Indian abbot Shantarakshita. But many demons caused obstacles to prevent its construction. During the day time people worked hard to built, and...
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Ganden Monastery, Seat Geluk ( yellow head sects)

Ganden monastery

Ganden monastery wast built in 1409 by master Tsongkhapa on a hilltop about 35Km east of Lhasa. It is the first and the mother monastery of the Gelugpu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsongkhapa was born in the Tsongkhapa area of Amdo, the north-easter part of Tibet. He came to...
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TashiLhunpo Monastery, Seat of Panchen Lama

Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Tashi Lhunpo monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1th Dalai Lama “Gedun Drupa”. Gedun Drupa was one of the main disciples of master Tsongkhapa and this monastery is the biggest Gelugpa learning center in the Tsang region, or the present Shigatse, at the base of Nyeseri hill, that...
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Yumbu Lakhang

Yumbu Lakhang was built in the second century B.C. For the first King of Tibet, “Nyatri Tsenpo” it is located on the southern side of Tsetang, the prefecture seat of Lhoka. Originally only the central building was built as a palace, but the chapels we can see now were constructed...
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Tradruk temple

Tradruk temple is located on the way from Tsetang to Yumbu Lagang and is one of the first Buddhist temples in the Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo around the same time as Ramoche and Jokhang. Tradruk means “Hawk and dragon” According to a legend,...
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