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Jowo Shakyamuni, Buddha statue heart of Jokahng Temple

Religion in Tibet

Religion in Tibet – Bon and Buddhism. Before the seventh century almost all the Tibetans including the Kings and ministers believed and practiced a religions called Bon, which is native to Tibet. It is believed that Tonpa Sherap, who was the founder of Bon, came from Olmo...
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Saga Dawa Festival

Saga Dawa festival, the fourth month in Tibetan lunar calendar is called Saga Dawa. It is the most auspicious month because Buddha Shakyamuni was born in this month, moreover, he attained enlightenment and passed into Nirvana in this month as well. Buddhists believe that the...
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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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Sakya monastery

Sakya monastery is located in the Sakya county of Shigatse prefecture and is one of the most impressive structures in Tibet. It was originally founded by Khon Konchog Gyalpo in 1073. The earth in this area is of a grey colour, so the monastery is called “GreyEarth” monastery....
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