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Sera Monastery, Tibet - Additional Images

August 04, 2012 ·

Additional images of Sera Monastery have been uploaded courtesy of Uranchimeg Tsultem. The monastery was founded by Jamchen Choje Shakya Yeshe (1355–1435), a direct student of Je Tsongkapa, in 1419. Sera is counted as one of the largest monasteries of old Tibet along with Drepung, Ganden and Labrang Monasteries. For more information see the Sera Monastery Project on the Tibetan & Himalayan Library website.

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Samye Monastery, Tibet - Additional Images

August 04, 2012 ·

Additional images of Samye Monastery have been uploaded courtesy of Uranchimeg Tsultem. Take note of the different mural styles and subjects. Some of the images are almost identical to murals found in the Potala Palace.

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Ganden Monastery: Founded by Je Tsongkapa

July 23, 2012 ·

Ganden Monastery (Ganden Namgyal Ling, dga' ldan rnam rgyal gling) was founded by Je Tsongkapa in 1409 and is the seat of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The supreme abbot of the monastery is called the Ganden Tripa (throne holder) and he is also the head of the Gelug Tradition. The most precious object in the temple is the stupa containing the body of Tsongkapa, created in 1419. Ganden, along with Sera and Drepung, are the three most important Gelug monasteries and are commonly considered the largest in all of Tibet.

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Shalu Monastery, Images & Murals

June 26, 2012 ·

Shalu Monastery is one of the earliest Tibetan monasteries (11th century) and one of the most important for the study of early Tibetan Art History. The monastery is located between the towns of Shigatse and Gyantse, but closer to Shigatse. The images belong to the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive.

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Mindrolling Monastery Images - Added

June 26, 2012 ·

Images of Mindrolling Monastery have been added. The images belong to the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. Mindrolling, in central Tibet, was constructed in the 17th century and quickly became one of the most important Nyingma centers in all of Tibet.

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Nyening Monastery - Images Added

June 26, 2012 ·

Images of Nyening Monastery have been added. The images belong to the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. Nyening, located a short distance South of Gyantse Town, is counted as one of the very early monasteries of Tibet. It is located on an important trade route that connects the Gyantse Valley to Nepal and India in the South.

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Lhasa: Architecture, Murals & Scupture

June 26, 2012 ·

Images of Lhasa, Central Tibet, have been added. The images belong to the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. At this time the images are only catalogued as 'Lhasa' without having been divided into their individual Lhasa locations.

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Images of Ngari - Architectural

June 21, 2012 ·

Images of Ngari, West Tibet are primarily architectural and show the locations of some of the more common towns, temples and cave complexes. The images belong to the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. At this time the images of West Tibet from various sources are not fully developed or organized on the HAR website. Cataloguing of the images is forthcoming.

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Lhakang Chenmo Monastery - Additions

June 19, 2012 ·

Images of Lhakang Chenmo Monastery, along with architectural elements and mural paintings, have been added to the HAR site courtesy of the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. Lhakang Chenmo Monastery, located in Tsang, was the largest building in Tibet prior to the construction of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is the principal monastic seat of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and continues to this day as a thriving academic center. Sakya Town is also the hereditary home of the Khon family, the spiritual leaders of the Sakya Tradition. The monastery itself is contained within giant fortress like walls. Inside the complex stands the main temple along with many other buildings serving different functions.

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Shalu Monastery Images - Added

June 15, 2012 ·

Images of Samye Monastery have been added to the site courtesy of the Sarah Richardson Photographic Archive. Samye Monastery, located in central Tibet, is regarded as the first Buddhist monastery to be built in Tibet. From approximately the time of Sakya Pandita (1182-1251) the monastery has been under the administration of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

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