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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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Ganden Monastery [E of Lhasa in stag rtze rdzong on the S of the gtzang chu dbang bskur ri'i ldebs su yod pa'i large principal Geluk monastery, in the 7th earth ox yr founded by Tsongkhapa &, regent dar ma rin chen nas bzung དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ་ lineage rim byon gyis 'chad nyan byed yul gyi gdan sa..1409]

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དགའ་ལྡན་ JH-SKT, YOGA tuSita

JH-SKT {LCh,C}*; {MSA}spRhAvat; {C}*-deva

JH-ENG Joyous Land/Heaven [name of a Buddhist pure land]; Gan-den ("Joyous") Monastic University [name of one of the large monasteries of the Ge-luk-b#a order in Tibet founded by D#zong-ka-b#a (tsong kha pa) in 1408]

JH-C Comment: The other two large monasteries near Hla-s#a that constitute the Three Seats are S#e-ra (se rwa) and Dre-b#ung ('bras spungs).

JV tushita heaven of Maitreya, joyous, blissful, paradise, residence of sainted beings presided over by maitreya, monastery 35 miles N.E. of lhasa, type of lha, joyful heaven, 1 of 'dod lha rigs drug

IW Tushita [one of the {'dod lha ris drug}, having more delight than those underneath and enjoying mahayana dharma longs spyod]. 1) joyful; 2) Ganden Monastery; 3) Tushita Heaven

RY Tushita; one of {'dod lha rigs drug} six classes of desire gods. 1) happy, joyful. 2) Tushita Heaven, the Joyous Land, the fourth heaven in the realm of desire gods. 3) Ganden [Monastery], a large monastery of the Gelukpa order near Lhasa in Central Tibet. 4) the dwelling place of {byams pa}. Tushita. 'The Joyous', n. of the Pure Land of the thousand Buddhas of this aeon, inhabited only by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. The heavenly realm in which lord Maitreya resides awaiting his appearance in this world as the next buddha. 1) Tushita, the Tushita heaven. 2) Ganden Monastery; Syn {ri bo dge ldan dgon pa} the monastery of Ganden

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  1. woOoly 27 months ago | reply

    great one!

  2. Otro Dia de Furia 27 months ago | reply

    I was there a few months ago ... the most amazing experience in my life ...
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  3. Unbearable lightness of camera 27 months ago | reply

    Love the view. Tibet is such an attractive place.

  4. Márcia Werlang 27 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!

  5. adelina303 27 months ago | reply

    Beautiful! Congratulations! Nice evening!


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    Las puertas abiertas al budismo. La escena, la luz todo, es preciosa

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