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9th Monlam Chenmo in Chogdong Monastery, Tibet

Chogdong Monastery (or Chagdrung Monastery) in Kham, Tibet celebrated their 9th Annual Monlam Chenmo festival in July 2014. The celebrations centered around a vast open plain, with huge tents erected to accommodate the thousands of monks and lay people who gathered to celebrate this auspicious occasion…

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The Geluk Exam – 2011

The Gelug Exam is widely known as the final stage of Buddhist studies within the monastic community especially in terms of Sutra studies. A monk must pass his monastery’s local exam where one must participate in all the related subjects like the Vinaya class (either 1st year or 2nd year) in order to be a…

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Shar Gaden Monlam 2011

“The Great Prayer Festival is dedicated to the long life of holy Gurus of all traditions, for the survival and spread of Dharma to the minds of all sentient beings and for world peace” It is so wonderful to see the scenes from Shar Gaden at their Monlam 2011 festival. Monks young and old joined…

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Monlam Festival at Serpom Monastery

Pictures of the Monlam Festival at Serpom Monastery in 2011, set to Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra, recorded by Asa Bennet and Kelsang Yangchan.

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History of Various Gelugpa Monasteries

1. Ganden Monastery In 1409, Tsongkhapa instituted the Great Prayer Festival (sMon-lam chen-mo) at the Lhasa Jokang Temple (Lha-sa Jo-khang, Jokhang). Afterwards, his disciples, concerned about the effect of constant travel on their teacher’s health, offered to build him a monastery at any site of his choice. Tsongkhapa accepted and chose Drogri Mountain (‘Brog ri-bo-che), approximately…

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Spirits in Dharamsala

As you can see this history of Pehar’s previous lives do not point to actions of higher level being. Part 2 of the video: According to Tibetan Buddhist myth, Gyalpo Pehar is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class. When Padmasambhava arrived in Tibet in the eighth century, he subdued all gyalpo spirits and put…

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Monlam Festival 2010 at Shar Gaden Monastery

‘Monlam’ also known as The Great Prayer Festival, falls on 4th -11th day of the 1st Tibetan month in Tibetan Buddhism. The event in Tibet was established in 1409 by Je TsongKhapa, the founder of the Geluk tradition. Watch this video of Monlam Festival in Shar Gaden Monastery!

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