Drepung Loseling Monastery in India

Drepung Loseling Monastery in India – The Residence of all the Dalai Lamas

is located in Colony, , . There are over 5,000 , with around 3,000 at Loseling and some 2,000 at Drepung Gomang. Hundreds of new are admitted each year, many of them from .

Drepung in Tibet was modeled after the great of Classical , namely, and , and was an institution dedicated to the intense of the and sciences.

History of Drepung Loseling Monastery

Drepung Loseling was founded in 1416 by , one of ’s main disciples, and it was named after the in South India of .

Drepung was the principal seat of the Gelugpa school and it retained the premier place amongst the four great Gelugpa monasteries. The in Drepung was the residence of the until the Great Fifth Dalai constructed the .

Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic study and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist of India.

Pictures of Drepung Loseling Monastery and

Monk of Drepung Loseling Monastery using an umbrella in the rainy season.

Monks in rainy season



Drepung Loseling Monastery from outside.


The in the walls of Drepung Loseling Monastery.

The art in the walls of Drepung Loseling Monastery

The Monks in Drepung Loseling Monastery.The Monks in Drepung Loseling Monastery

List of Drepung Loseling Monastery in the world


“The production by the monk- of Drepung Loseling Monastery is both highly professional and beautiful and expresses the and sophistication of the Tibetan sacred performing arts.  I am deeply honored to be associated with it.” 




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