Thanka unveiling and its ceremony, Tibet 2012
Kumbum Jampa Ling is a very spiritual place for Tibetans…and very important. It is the birthplace (1357) of Tsongkhapa the founder of the Gelugpa yellow hat sect and also near the home of the current Dalai Lama and where he studied for several years. Today Kumbum has 4 monastic colleges and around 400 monks in residence…mostly students from the Amdo and Mongolian areas. There are about 30 temples and hundreds of small brick and mud houses for the monks and students. The holiest place is the birthplace of Tsongkapa which is covered by a gold roof monastery.