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Jokhang Temple

  Jo is a shorter version of Jowo. Jowo means lord or master in Tibetan. The name Jowo is normally used for precious Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Khang means temple, chapel, or building. Jokhang Temple can be traced back to the 7th century 33rd King Srongtsen Gampo.  The temple was built for the statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni at the age of 8t

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Apr 20, 2023  0

Guge Kingdom

  གུ་གེ་རྒྱལ་རབས་ in the Tibetan language. Guge means syllable. Guge is known as one of the last kingdoms.  History King Tri Darma U Tum Tsen  ཁྲི་དར་མ་ཨུ་དུམ་བཙན་ Also known as Lang Darma is the brother of the great Dharma king Ralpachen. During his brief reign, he alm

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Apr 15, 2023  0

Potala Palace

  One of the wonders is the Potala Palace. located at Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China at an elevation of 3,700 meters. The name Potala came from Sanskrit. Meaning the land of compassion Buddha Avalokiteshvara, also known as Boddhisatva Chenrezig in Tibetan.  History of Potala Palace Potala Palace is built on a red hill, known as Marp

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Apr 15, 2023  1

Norbulingka Palace

  Norbu means Jewel and Lingka means Garden. The Jewel Garden is also known as the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama and is a picnic area for local Tibetans. The Palace was built by the 7th Dalai Lama in the mid-18th century.  7th Dalai Lama The 7th Dalai Lama was born in Litang town in the eastern Tibet Kham area. The 6th Dalai Lama predicted t

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Apr 14, 2023  0

Sera Monastery

  Se means Rosebush and Ra means surrounded by. Sera monastery was built in the year 1419 by the great scholar Jamchen Choeje Shakya Yeshi with a request from his great master Je Tsongkhapa. The monastery is located in the north of Lhasa city. History of Sera Monastery  The founder of the Gelukpa school in Buddhism in Tibet was Je Tsongk

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Apr 12, 2023  0

Ganden monastery

  Ganden is named after the Tushita heaven where the future Buddha Maitreya, presently a bodhisattva is residing. Ganden monastery is one of the three largest Gelugpa school monasteries near Lhasa. The two others are the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery. History of Ganden Monastery  Ga means Joy and Den means to Remain, it's a joyf

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Apr 03, 2023  0

Rongbuk Monastery

In the Tibetan language, known as རོང་ཕུ་དགོན་ Rongbuk monastery is one of the highest-situated monasteries in our world. History of Rongbuk Monastery Rongbuk monastery can be divided into three. The Upper Rongbuk monastery Present Rongbuk monastery The Lower Rongbuk monastery Upper Rongbuk monastery The upper

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Mar 23, 2019  0

Drigung Monastery

  Drigung Til Monastery is the principal monastery of the Drigung Kagyu Schools of Buddhism in Tibet. The monastery is famous for the best sky burial ( Tu Troe ) in Tibet. The Kagyu school is divided into four major Dakpo Kagyu schools and eight sub-Pagdru schools.  Four Major Dakpo Kagyu schools Karma Kagyu Barom Kagyu Tsalpa Kagyu P

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Nov 17, 2018  0

Ralung monastery

  The Ralung monastery can be traced back to one of the great Tibetan Yogi Jetsun Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje, born in the year 1161 in Ngang To Shigatse prefecture. Je Tsangpa Gyare was one of the fortunate masters who has a chance to meet the great Yogi Je Lingrepa Pema Dorje.  History of the Ralung monastery After meeting his main master

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Nov 15, 2018  0

Tidrum Nunnery

  Tidrum is a Nyingma Kagyu Nunnery and its popular for local hotsprings. The location of the nunnery is 140km from Lhasa. The Nunnery is 14km from the Drigung Till Kagyu monastery. Tidrum Nunnery is one of my favorite places in Tibet. In the year 2020, Tibet Travelers company offered 180 wisdom books to one hundred eighty nuns at Tidrum Nu

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Oct 23, 2017  0

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