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Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet

Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet

Of, Tibet has been an important and a distinct place in the world for Buddhism. If you wish to understand Buddhism in entirety, Tibetan Buddhism is essential to know. Tibetan Buddhism or Lamaism started from the late 6th century and flourished in every nook and corner of the state. AD Mahayana Buddhism was brought into Tibet by missionaries from India and thus started a new era of Buddhism. Enhance your knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and make a tour to the famous Buddhist destinations, monasteries and festivals of Tibet.

Prime Budhist Monasteries in Tibet:

  • Drepung Monastery
  • Ganden Monastery
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Samye Monastery

Tibetan Buddhist Schools:

There are four main schools in Tibetan Buddhism:  
Nyingma (pa) was the oldest one, founded by sage Padmasambhva, acknowledged for the establishment and extend of Buddhism in Tibet. The Kagyu (pa) lineage, Sakya School and the Gelug School are other schools of Tibetan Buddhism.  Jonang, Zhije, Bodong and Button, are the names of some minor schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Famous Buddhist Destinations of Tibet:

  • Lhasa
  • Shannan
  • Shigatse
  • Ngari