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Tashilhunpo Monastery

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Plaza in front of the main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Plaza in front of the main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
A secondary gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
A secondary gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa sect, was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama
Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa sect, was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama
Tashilhunpo serves at the seats of the Panchen Lamas
Tashilhunpo serves at the seats of the Panchen Lamas
Monks gathered around the gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monks gathered around the gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monk with a book on gate duty
Monk with a book on gate duty
Main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Tibetans entering Tashilhunpo Monastery through the main gate
Tibetans entering Tashilhunpo Monastery through the main gate
Tibetan woman in traditional clothing with a colorful apron
Tibetan woman in traditional clothing with a colorful apron
Monks at Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monks at Tashilhunpo Monastery
Snow Lions, the national emblem of Tibet
Snow Lions, the national emblem of Tibet
Map of Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Map of Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse
From the courtyard of Tashilhunpo there is a view of the monastery's four dominant structures that line the northern side of the
From the courtyard of Tashilhunpo there is a view of the monastery's four dominant structures that line the northern side of the
...Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa
...Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa
...Sisum Namgyel, the Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
...Sisum Namgyel, the Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
...Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
...Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
...Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th thru 9th Panchen Lamas
...Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th thru 9th Panchen Lamas
The main assembly hall is next to the Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
The main assembly hall is next to the Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Tibetan monk in red stands out against the white wash of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan monk in red stands out against the white wash of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the few that survived the Cultural Revolution
Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the few that survived the Cultural Revolution
Tashilhunpo Monastery AAA National Tourist Attraction
Tashilhunpo Monastery AAA National Tourist Attraction
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Headed for the Chapel of the Jampa
Headed for the Chapel of the Jampa
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Chörten, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Chörten, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Set of three chörten, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Set of three chörten, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Gilded spire of a chörten (stupa)
Gilded spire of a chörten (stupa)
Tibetan incription at the three stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan incription at the three stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Small kora circuit around the stupas
Small kora circuit around the stupas
Stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas (chörten) Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas (chörten) Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas (chörten) Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas (chörten) Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Stupas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum carved in stone
The mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" carved in stone
Chapel of Jampa (red)
Chapel of Jampa (red)
Gilded roofs of Tashilhunpo Monastery with the giant Thangka wall
Gilded roofs of Tashilhunpo Monastery with the giant Thangka wall
Monks walking from the Chapel of Jampa
Monks walking from the Chapel of Jampa
Tibetan monks, Tashilhanpo
Tibetan monks, Tashilhanpo
Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa, built in 1914 to house a colossal 26m tall statue of Jampa, the Future Buddha (Maitreya)
Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa, built in 1914 to house a colossal 26m tall statue of Jampa, the Future Buddha (Maitreya)
Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa
Jamkhang Chenmo, the Chapel of Jampa
Looking east from Chapel of Jampa
Looking east from Chapel of Jampa
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TibetOct08 2805.jpg
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TibetOct08 2806.jpg
Swastika of semi-precious stones embedded in the pavement, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Swastika of semi-precious stones embedded in the pavement, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Gilded roof tops of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Gilded roof tops of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Sisum Namgyel, Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama, who died in 1989
Sisum Namgyel, Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama, who died in 1989
Golden garuda on the Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Golden garuda on the Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Garuda flying with a snake
Garuda flying with a snake
The Four Compatible Brothers
The Four Compatible Brothers
Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama, survived the Cultural Revolution in tact
Kundun Lhakhang, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama, survived the Cultural Revolution in tact
Curtain in front of the Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Curtain in front of the Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Gilded dragon, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Gilded dragon, Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama
Vitarka Mudra - gesture representing discussion and transmission of Buddha's teachings.
Vitarka Mudra - gesture representing discussion and transmission of Buddha's teachings.
Each of the smaller figures holds one of 8 Auspicious symbols of Buddhism
Each of the smaller figures holds one of 8 Auspicious symbols of Buddhism
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TibetOct08 2828.jpg
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
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TibetOct08 2830.jpg
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Antique Tibetan lock
Antique Tibetan lock
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TibetOct08 2836.jpg
Swastika made of coins, Tashilhunpo
Swastika made of coins, Tashilhunpo
Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Palace of the Panchen Lamas, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama to the west of the Palace, Tashilhunpo
Tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama to the west of the Palace, Tashilhunpo
Painting with the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
Painting with the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
Tomb of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas
Tomb of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas
The Tombs of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution - rebuilt by the 10th in 1989
The Tombs of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution - rebuilt by the 10th in 1989
Kelsang Temple Complex with the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Kelsang Temple Complex with the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Part of a colorful mural, Kelsang Temple Complex
Part of a colorful mural, Kelsang Temple Complex
Bhavacakra - Wheel of Life - supported by Yama, lord of the underworld
Bhavacakra - Wheel of Life - supported by Yama, lord of the underworld
World of Humans - top left
World of Humans - top left
The World of Devas or Gods, at the top of the wheel
The World of Devas or Gods, at the top of the wheel
World of Asuras - Fighting Demons - top right
World of Asuras - Fighting Demons - top right
World of Animals - bottom right
World of Animals - bottom right
World of Pretas - Hungry Ghosts - bottom left
World of Pretas - Hungry Ghosts - bottom left
World of Hell - bottom
World of Hell - bottom
Hub of the Bhavacakra, Wheel of Life, with the Three Poisons - boar, serpent, fowl representing delusion, hatred and greed
Hub of the Bhavacakra, Wheel of Life, with the Three Poisons - boar, serpent, fowl representing delusion, hatred and greed
Eastern entrance to the Kelsang Temple Complex
Eastern entrance to the Kelsang Temple Complex
Snow Lions, protectors of Buddha, national emblem and celestial guardian of Tibet
Snow Lions, protectors of Buddha, national emblem and celestial guardian of Tibet
Prayer wheels, Tashilhunpo
Prayer wheels, Tashilhunpo
Ram wandering around Tashilhunpo Monastery
Ram wandering around Tashilhunpo Monastery
The Tomb of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas
The Tomb of the 5th to 9th Panchen Lamas
Gilded roof of the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Gilded roof of the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Kelsang Temple Complex with the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Kelsang Temple Complex with the Tombs of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
The great festivla thangka wall of Tashilhunpo Monastery
The great festivla thangka wall of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Festival Thangka Wall, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Festival Thangka Wall, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Mural showing a giant thangka painting unrolled on the festival thangka wall
Mural showing a giant thangka painting unrolled on the festival thangka wall
Inscribed stone fragments littering the yard at the east end of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Inscribed stone fragments littering the yard at the east end of Tashilhunpo Monastery
Kelsang Temple Complex from the east end of Tashilhunpo Monastery below the great thangkha wall
Kelsang Temple Complex from the east end of Tashilhunpo Monastery below the great thangkha wall
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
The Tashilhunpo Kora Circuit on the hillside beyond the monastery walls
The Tashilhunpo Kora Circuit on the hillside beyond the monastery walls
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Old monk resting, Tashilhunpo
Old monk resting, Tashilhunpo
Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchens
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchens
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo
Courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex dominated by the Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Kelsang Temple Complex dominated by the Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas
Monks leaving the assembly hall
Monks leaving the assembly hall
Golden Deer with Dharma Wheel, Kelsang Temple Complex
Golden Deer with Dharma Wheel, Kelsang Temple Complex
The guide chatting with some old monks while I wander
The guide chatting with some old monks while I wander
Tashi Langyar with the Festival Thangka Wall, Tashilhunpo
Tashi Langyar with the Festival Thangka Wall, Tashilhunpo
Tibetan woman carrying a baby on her back
Tibetan woman carrying a baby on her back
Courtyard of Kelsang Temple Complex
Courtyard of Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Kelsang Temple Complex, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monks chatting at the entrance to the Tomb of the 5-9 Panchen Lamas
Monks chatting at the entrance to the Tomb of the 5-9 Panchen Lamas
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Detail of one of the Buddha images
Detail of one of the Buddha images
Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex
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TibetOct08 2908.jpg
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Thousands of small Buddha images painted on the cloister walls around the central courtyard of the Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex
Tibetan monks, Kelsang Temple Complex
Tibetan monks, Kelsang Temple Complex
Passageway leading out of the temple complex
Passageway leading out of the temple complex
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas, Kelsang Temple Complex
Tashi Langyar, Tomb of the 5th-9th Panchen Lamas, Kelsang Temple Complex
Sign of the times, Chinese inscription, Kelsang Temple Complex
Sign of the times, Chinese inscription, Kelsang Temple Complex
Tibetan monk
Tibetan monk
Tibetan monk, Kelsang Temple Complex
Tibetan monk, Kelsang Temple Complex
Layperson working at Tashilhunpo Monastery
Layperson working at Tashilhunpo Monastery
Kelsang Temple Complex
Kelsang Temple Complex
Monk heading for noon assembly
Monk heading for noon assembly
The yellow hat of the Gelugpa Sect
The yellow hat of the Gelugpa Sect
Young monks gathering in the courtyard before noon prayers in the main assembly hall
Young monks gathering in the courtyard before noon prayers in the main assembly hall
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TibetOct08 2940.jpg
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TibetOct08 2943.jpg
Young monks gathering for noon prayers
Young monks gathering for noon prayers
Novice monks of the Gelugpa order
Novice monks of the Gelugpa order
Is wearing the hat sideways just young rebellion?
Is wearing the hat sideways just young rebellion?
Kelsang Temple Complex  as monks gather
Kelsang Temple Complex as monks gather
The hats and cloaks do look warm
The hats and cloaks do look warm
Monks gathering in the courtyard of Kelsang Temple Complex for noon prayers
Monks gathering in the courtyard of Kelsang Temple Complex for noon prayers
Tourists may go inside the main assembly hall to hear the monks chanting
Tourists may go inside the main assembly hall to hear the monks chanting
Yellow Hat monks
Yellow Hat monks
Young monks roughhousing
Young monks roughhousing
Smiling monk
Smiling monk
Young monk
Young monk
Monks in heavy cloaks filing into the main assembly hall
Monks in heavy cloaks filing into the main assembly hall
Gelugpa monks entering the assembly hall
Gelugpa monks entering the assembly hall
I'm not sure if the boy in brown is a monk or not
I'm not sure if the boy in brown is a monk or not
Getting the tea ready for the ceremony
Getting the tea ready for the ceremony
Monk Shoes
Monk Shoes
...going to be late...
...going to be late...
Philosophy College, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Philosophy College, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan woman carrying a bundled up child
Tibetan woman carrying a bundled up child
Back at the square inside the main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Back at the square inside the main gate to Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
New-looking building, Tashilhunpo Monastery
New-looking building, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Large open square inside the main gate, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Large open square inside the main gate, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Jampa Chapel and Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Jampa Chapel and Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama
Monk carrying a heavy jug
Monk carrying a heavy jug
View from the main gate Tashilhunpo Monastery
View from the main gate Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monks returning from the noon assembly
Monks returning from the noon assembly
Tibetan monks, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan monks, Tashilhunpo Monastery
Monks headed for the monastery gate after noon prayers
Monks headed for the monastery gate after noon prayers
Tibetan men, Tashilhunpo
Tibetan men, Tashilhunpo
A very worthwhile place to visit...
A very worthwhile place to visit...
Tibetan monks walking outside Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan monks walking outside Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tibetan man doubling his luck with 2 prayer wheels
Tibetan man doubling his luck with 2 prayer wheels
Foreign monk at Tashilhunpo
Foreign monk at Tashilhunpo
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