Sershul Tekchen Dargyeling སེར་ཤུལ་ ཏེཀ་ ཆེན་ དར་ གྱེ་ གླིང་
Founding (1759) > Monks 1255 •Religious Sect > Geluk སེར་ཤུལ་དགོན། > ser shul dgon > Sershül Gön Sershul Tekchen Dargyeling སེར་ཤུལ་ ཏེཀ་ ཆེན་ དར་ གྱེ་ གླིང་ is an important monastery of the Gelukpa School, located 20 km west of Deongma, on the right side of the road. This is currently the largest monastery in Sershul county, with 1200-1300 monks divided into six colleges, under the guidance of the youthful but charismatic Drukpa Rinpoche. The rain retreat festival held in August is a magnificent spectacle, attracting nomad communities. The hills and grasslands around the monastery are sparse and spacious.
The complex was founded as a branch of Chunkor but soon outgrew the latter. The recently restored buildings at Sershul, which are all near the motor road, include the Tsokchen (assembly hall), the Jamkhang (Maitreya temple), the Gonkhang (protector temple), the Dewachen Lhakhang (Amitabha temple), the Mentsikhang (where Mipham Rinpoche`s tradition is maintained), the college, a Mani Wheel chapel (containing three wheels constructed by the father of the present Drukpa Rinpoche) and a small guesthouse. A new Tsongkhapa Lhakhang, resembling a giant cathedral, has been constructed below the main complex, and was due for completion and consecration on 12 December, 2008. www.footprinttravelguides.com/c/2848/tibet/&Action=pr...
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Amnye Machen is one of the four main holy mountains of Tibet along with Kailash-Gangs Rinpoche, Gongga and Meili Xue. Located in Golog ,it rises to 6282m / 20,605 feet.
The higher peak on this picture is Chenrezig 6268m,more to the right is Amnye Machen 6090m,all to the right is Dradul Lungshok 6282m. Amnye Machen is situated between these two higher peaks. acording to this map; www.jonaldridge.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/0008_...
This lesser known holy mountain is equally as important to the Tibetan people as the more well known Mt. Kailash (Gang Rinpoche). Amnye Machen attracts Tibetan pilgrims from all across eastern and northern Tibet during the summer months. The only people found around the mountain are nomad Tibetans. A trek around the holy mountain normally takes 7 to 10 days. There are many rivers and streams to cross over so having yaks and horses are essential. Most of the trek is above 4600m / 15,090 feet. The best time to do the trek around the mountain is from late June to early September. Even during these months, nights can be very cold and snow is possible. During the winter, the lows can reach -30C making it a bad time to do the trek.
Tags: Tibet བོད བོད་ལྗོངས། 2018 ༢༠༡༨ ©Jan Reurink Tibetan Plateau བོད་མཐོ་སྒང་bötogang Amdo ཨ༌མདོ Kham ཁམས་བོད Eastern Tibet Machen རྨ་ཆེན། county Mt Amnye Machen Amnye Machen ཨ་མྱེས་རྨ་ཆེན། 6090m (19980ft) Dradul Lungshok དགྲ་འདུལ་རླུང་གཤོག་ 6282m (20610ft) Chenrezig ཆེན་ རེ་ཞིག་ 6268m (20564ft) Tibetan Landscape picture landscape ཡུལ་ལྗོངས། yulljongs/yünjong landscape/scenery རི་ཆུ་ཡུལ་ལྗོངས richuyulljongs/richuyünjong landscape picture ཡུལ་ལྗོངས་རི་མོ yulljongsrimo/yünjongrimo Nature རང་བྱུང་ཁམས་rangbyung/rangjung nature of phenomena ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབྱིངས་choskyidbyings earth and water.naturalenvironment ས་ཆུ་ sachu
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The town of Derge is famous for its three-storey printing house, or parkhang, built in 1729, where Kangyur, a collection of Buddhist scriptures and Tengyur, a collection of commentaries, are still printed from wooden blocks. It was established during the reign of Derge king Tenpa Tsering. The printing house, run by monks, continues to use its ancient techniques and uses no electricity. The roof is used for drying the printed sheets.
It has been estimated that the 217,000 blocks stored at Derge comprise 70% of the Tibetan literary heritage. Derge knows all.
The town also contains several historic Tibetan monasteries, notably the Gongchen Monastery.
Tags: Tibet བོད བོད་ལྗོངས། 2018 ༢༠༡༨ ©Jan Reurink Tibetan Plateau བོད་མཐོ་སྒང་bötogang Amdo ཨ༌མདོ Kham ཁམས་བོད Eastern Tibet Derge སྡེ་དགེ། county Derge Gonchen Zi chu valley Derge Parkhang སྡེ་དགེ.པར་ཁང་ Chodzokhang printers printing papers Tibetan writing དབུ་ཅན་ u-chan/ Ujain Tibetan style book དཔེ་ཆ་ pe cha read/study དཔེ་ཆེ་ཀློག་པ peché lokpa book/scripture/ text ཕྱག་དཔེ་ phyag dpe block print/ headed letters/ writing. printing form script དབུ་ཅན་ uchen Tibetan uchen script བོད་ཡིག་དབུ་ཅན böyik uchen put in writing ཡིག་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཀོད yiktok tukö
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Across the gorge as you approach Dechen from Tsakhalho and Hongsan, there are truly dramatic views of the Kawa Karpo glaciers. The astonishing main glacier of Mount5 Kawa Karpo deceives the eye, appearing to plunge downwards almost to the level of the Dza chu རྫ་ཆུ་ (Mekong) in the gorge below. This mighty watershed range has 13 snow peaks forming a north-south alignment. Among them, Mount Kawa Karpo, the highest, is 6740m, and to its north is Mount Dradul Wangchuk (6379m ). Immediately south of Kawa Karpo, there is a glacial protuberance known as Phakpa Neten Chudruk, and to its south Mount Pawo Pamo (6000 m),followed in succession by the spectacular five-peaked crown of Mount Gyelwa Riknga (5471 m), and two lesser peaks known as Chugen-je and Tsela Nyenpo. Kawa Karpo itself is conceived as a male protector deity and Men Tsunmo as the corresponding female consort. The range is an important focal point for pilgrimage, revered as one of the 25 important meditation sites associated with Padmasambhava in Kham and Amdo. Specifically, this mountain range symbolizesthe body- aspect of buddha-speech. In the past its sanctuaries and hermitages have been a stronghold of the Nyingmapa school. Vairocana gave teachings on Dzogchen to his followers at Tsawarong, to the northwest of the range; and there are branches of Katok Monastery in its environs. The most renowned figure in this lineage was Kawakarpowa Namka Gyatso who, with his teacher Khedrup Yeshe Gyeltsen, expounded the Katok lineage throughout this extreme southern region of Kham. www.footprinttravelguides.com/c/2848/tibet/&Action=pr...
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Located in an isolated valley 4000m above sea level in Pelyül དཔལ་ཡུལ། county, Kandze (Ch Ganzi) Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, Yarchen Monastery is a Nyingma Sect. Gar built in 1985. With more than 10,000 Sangha members now, it's the largest concentration of nuns and monks in the world. Most of the Sanghas are nuns.
Having such a huge Sangha population, the place is severely lacking in lodgings and retreat facilities. Food,water and clothes are in extremely short supply, electric power is only available from 7pm to 10pm every day... Though living in such a miserable conditions and having been frequented by illnesses, the Sanghas have shown remarkable powers of endurance and perseverance. They diligently practice the Buddha Dharma and seek liberation from Samsara.
A Fundraising Project was initiated by some philanthropists to reconstruct the nuns' quarters and improve the living facilities of the monatery.
The current Chief Abbot His Holiness Achuk Rinpoche, is an incarnation of the great terton Longsal Nyingpo (1625-1682) of Kathok Monastery who was an incarnation of Amitabha Buddha. He is the head of the Nyingma Sect in China and now the foremost person of great holiness and virtue in all Tibet. Born in 1927 in Eastern Tibet, Achuk Rinpoche has spent 43 years in retreat with his master, Tulku Arik Rinpoche. As a realized Buddhist master, Achuk Rinpoche is regarded as one of the world's greatest living exponents of the Great Perfection Teaching.
For regular travelers, Yarchen Monastery is definitely not a good place for sightseeing, unless you want to experience absolute isolation and buddhism atmosphere without being afraid of the adverse conditions.
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