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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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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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Tsurpu monastery

Tsurpu monastery was found by the first karmapa Dusum Kyenpo in 1189 when he was 80 years old. He was one of the students of Gampopa, the main disciple of Milarepa. Tsurpu is located about 80Kms in the hills north-west of Lhasa and is the mother monastery of Karma Kagyu school of...
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