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Kumbum

(ko͝om`bo͝om`), large lamasery at Huangchang, NE Qinghai prov., China, c.12 mi (20 km) SW of Xining. Long a renowned pilgrimage center, it stands on the spot where Tsong-kha-pa (b.1417), the great Tibetan reformer of Lamaism (see Tibetan BuddhismTibetan Buddhism,
form of Buddhism prevailing in the Tibet region of China, Bhutan, the state of Sikkim in India, Mongolia, and parts of Siberia and SW China. It has sometimes been called Lamaism, from the name of the Tibetan monks, the lamas [superior ones].
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), is said to have been born. Its Living Buddha became (1952) the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. The lamasery is sometimes spelled Gumbum.
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O budismo setentrional tambem desenvolve a magia dos brilhantes telhados dourados nos templos dos mosteiros lamaistas de Kumbum e Sera ou no Potala em Lhasa, onde as cerimonias mais importantes no templo dourado, na corte do Dalai Lama, se desenrolam numa festiva sinfonia de amarelo e dourado.
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