The Rise Of Gelukpa Order.

During the period of Padmotrupa rule in Tibet there lived and taught a monk called Tsongkhapa,named after the region of eastern Tibet where he was born in 1357. Tsongkhapa was a brilliant and noble figure who studied widely with Lamas of the various Buddhist orders of his time. He produced a lucid and synthetic vision […]

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Tangboche Monastery-Tibet.

Tangboche means “great plain“. This area in the lower Chonggye Valley derives its name from the time when the vast forest on the hillside burned down and showered the valley below with ash and charcoal,causing people to call it solnak tangboche,the “great plain of coals”. Its believed that a monastery was founded here as early […]

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Sangpo Chuzom

A pile of mani stones in Sede Township.

Sangpo Chuzom. Sangpo Chuzom literally means for Ten Good Omens comes right after Nyanpa Guzom which literally means for Nine Bad Omens. The nine bad omens are considered as the most inauspicious days of the year and it starts on the 6th Day of 11th Tibetan lunar calendar. This particular day of the year is […]

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Transportation In Tibet-Explore Tibet.

Highway from Lhasa to airport

In the last few years Tibet’s transport infrastructure have improved a lot and much of discomfort to get into the high plateau has solved. Transportation in Tibet, there are 5 main legs, which are friendship highway to Nepal (west), Xinjiang-Tibet highway (North west), Qinghai-Tibet highway (North), Sichuan-Tibet highway (East) and Yunnan-Tibet highway (South east). In […]

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Hepo Ri-Tibet.

Hepo Ri is the hill some 400 m east of Samye,where Guru Rinpoche vanquished the demons if Tibet, King Trisong Detsen later established a palace here. Pilgrims honor it as one of the four sacred hills in Tibet.Even for the non-religious,it is worth coming up here for the views of Samye. Paths wind up the […]

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Karma Shar Monastery-Tibet.

This old Gelukpa temple with tall and noble stone walls is behind the Jorkhang and can be reached only by a narrow cobbled street in the old city. The gold on black murals of wrathful protector deities have recently been completely repainted. Only the murals on the upper level of the assembly hall retain the […]

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Gangchen Monastery-Tibet.

The southwest of Shigatse along with the main highway is the restored Geluk monastery of Gangchen. A sign directs you to a village about 2 Km north of the road,behind which is the monastery. It was founded sometime in the fifteenth century by a monk called Panchen Zangpo Tashi, a large statue of whom dominates […]

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Drongtse Monastery-Explore Tibet.

While Tsongkhapa was staying at Tsechen Monastery he met a small boy named Rinchen Gyatso, the son of a prosperous and devoted family in the nearby village of Drongtse. Tsongkhapa prophesied that in the future the boy would build a monastery above his home. Many years elapsed and the boy grew into a young man […]

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Ganden Ngachoe-Explore Tibet.

Gaden Ngachoe 5th Dec, 2015 is a special day in Tibetan religion where it’s celebrated for the memorial of Tsongkapa (founder of Gelugpa Sect in Tibetan Buddhism and founder of Gaden monastery). This special day is celebrated in all over Tibet and every homes light-up butter lamps in and around homes. Before Tibetans also bring […]

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Stupa-Explore Tibet.

Stupa; A Stupa is also known as “Chorten” in Tibetan. Which is the perfect proportions of the Buddha’s mind, speech and body corresponds to the design of religious monuments. This architecture was developed before the Buddhism in the eastern part of Asia. Under these mounds the high Lama or great scholars were buried with their […]

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