a] Professor and Tibetan Medical Doctor, Tso-ngon (Qinghai) University Tibetan Medical College, Xining City; and Kumbum
Tibetan Medical Hospital, Kumbum
Monastery, Lusar (CH: Huangzhong), Qinghai Province, P.
At the Kumbum monastery close to Qinghai's capital, Xining, monks prayed in a room next to another that was built as a shrine to the Dalai Lama, whose photograph was displayed.
We'll celebrate his birthday at our homes privately but we'll never do it in the open," said Khedroob, 40, a monk at the Kumbum monastery.
The small town of Gyantse features Tibetan Buddhist art at the Kumbum
Pagoda and provides opportunities to learn about Buddhism at the Pelkhor Monastery.
In 1998, however, in a crisis of conscience, he fled his position as head abbott of the famed Kumbum
Monastery and appointed tutor to the Politburo's hand-picked puppet Panchen Lama.
See John Powers, "The Butter-Sculpture Festival of Kumbum
," in Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1995), 193-97.
Tangtong Gyalpo Rinpoche, a famous figure of great holiness and virtue in Tibetan esoteric Buddhism; the Qinghai Kumbum
Monastery, which was the monastery of Master Tsongkhapa; the Mindrolling Monastery of the Nyingma sect; and many others.
The whereabouts of monk Jigme Dasang from Kumbum
Monastery in Qinghai who was detained in June 2005 were still unknown.
The ouster of Agya Lobsangtubdain Gyurme Gyaco, the abbot of the Kumbum
Monastery in western China's Qinghai Province, from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was reported Saturday by official Xinhua News Agency, but the report did not specify reasons for his expulsion.
In 1952, at the age of two, Arjia Rinpoche was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of the head abbot of the culturally rich and historically powerful Kumbum
Monastery in Amdo, Eastern Tibet (alt.
RFA reported in June 2005 that local authorities detained Jigme Dasang, a Tibetan monk from Kumbum
Monastery in Qinghai Province.
Ugyen Thinley Dorjee, the 17th Karmapa and head of Kagyu Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and Agya Rinpoche, head of the Kumbum
Monastery in Tibet, both fled China recently.