Tashi Lumpo

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Tashi Lumpo

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Tashi Lhümpo

(tä`shē lo͝om`pō) [Tibetan,=mount of blessing], lamasery, SE Tibet Autonomous Region, China, just outside Xigazê. Founded in the 15th cent., it is one of the best known and largest lamaseries in Tibet. Its grand lama, known as the Panchen Lama, or Tashi Lama, has, since the 17th cent., been second in rank only to the Dalai Lama. Before the Communist Chinese occupied Tibet in 1951 there were about 4,000 priests and monks at Tashi Lumpo. In 1959 the Dalai Lama fled to India, and the Chinese Communists installed the Panchen Lama in his place.
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Moving on to Shigatse, Tibet's second-most important city, she marveled at the vestiges of the once grand architecture of the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which was partially destroyed by the Chinese.
MONKS from the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Southern India performed sacred ceremonial dances at an event celebrating Tibetan culture.
As Tibet's second largest city, Shigatse is famous for Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama.
After more than three months, the Chinese government replied that "there is no need for outside interference in this matter" and that reincarnation of the Panchen Lama would be found by the officials responsible at Tashilhunpo monastery.
During his audience with Emperor Qianlong in 1780, the Sixth Panchen Lama from Tibet stayed in Chengde for several months and the lamas who followed him from Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet remained in Chengde to assist Emperor Qianlong with affairs in Waimiao or Waibamiao.
Shigatse is home to Tashilhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama, and home to a towering statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
After visiting Tashilhunpo and Sakya monasteries--where the hierarch of the Sakya sect gave Bernard a letter encouraging the "king of America" to support him in his task of spreading the Dharma in the West--he departed from Tibet.
IT WAS THE WINTER OF 1774--75, and twenty-seven-year-old Scotsman George Bogle, trapped until spring at Tibet's Tashilhunpo monastery some 14,000 feet above sea level, was having the time of his life.
Another major development was the culmination of the dispute between the DL and the Abbot of Tashilhunpo who not only owned numerous manorial estates but also ten whole districts.
that's why it's so important that the Panchen Lama be found and brought outNhe has to study under a great master and it has to be His Holiness." (27) Since 1991, several divinations were performed and in 1993 a petition was received through the official channel via Beijing from Chatral Rinpoche, head of the committee from Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet searching for the reincarnation.
His teacher was Lobsang Chogyen (Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen) from the Tashilhunpo Monastery.
"All funds raised will go towards the Tashilhunpo Monastic Trust and also to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal to help them rebuild their lives and their homes."