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monastery

the residence of a religious community, esp of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows
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monastery

A building complex of a monastic order.
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He went on to live in the Tar Lamasery from the age of 20 to 40 years, after which he went back to Genpei Temple in Ar Horqin Banner and reconstructed it.
Needing ritual implements, the Ethnic Affairs Commission of Chengde borrowed some from the Palace Museum and the Yonghegong Lamasery, and others from the Cultural Relics Department.
Other lamas as well as other people were sent to study in Labuleng Lamasery in Gansu Province and in Tar Lamasery in Qinghai Province.
Nasunbuyan and Elbegsang set off to Qinghai Province and recruited 15 lamas from Tar Lamasery. Thus Puning Temple had lamas from Qinghai and Inner Mongolia, between which disputes had long simmered in the past.
(19) On 20 June 1991, the tradition of Tiaodagui was restored by teachers sent from Yonghegong Lamasery. (20) Now, Puning Temple is capable of holding large-scale dharma assemblies.
Neither the previous Lama Office at Yonghegong Lamasery nor the Gelug temples in Tibet played an important role in the reconstruction process.
The constancy more evident in Puning Temple is not by sheer fortuitousness but attributable to the fact that the management system of the Lama Office, together with Yonghegong Lamasery and some other imperial temples, have put in historical records that it has become the institutional basis of religious revival in ethnic areas in the 1980s.
Upon returning to India, Gay Neck is taken to a lamasery in the Himalayas to be healed of his decaying emotions through prayers, meditation, and positive thoughts.
More than one hundred years ago, monk craftsmen in a Tibetan lamasery carved inscriptions on blocks of wood that were used to print the Ladkhi "Bible." This bible consists of 108 volumes with approximately a thousand pages each.
Then, each book is wrapped in silk brocade and returned to its place in the lamasery library.
Ruling from the Potala, a huge palace - lamasery in Lhasa, the Dalai Lama is considered a reincarnation of Avalokitesvara, the ancestor of the Tibetan race.