Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ganden Gonpa Tibet by reurinkjan
Ganden Gonpa Tibet, a photo by reurinkjan on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain) or Ganden Namgyeling is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers ENE from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4,750m. (The other two 'great monasteries' are Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.)

Its full name is Ganden Namgyal Ling (dga'-ldan rmam-rgyal gling). Ganden means "joyful" and is the Tibetan name for Tuṣita, the heaven where the bodhisattva Maitreya is said to reside. Namgyal Ling means "victorious temple".


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