About Kumbum Monastery

Kumbum Monastery, also called Ta'er Temple, is a Tibetan gompa in Lusar, Huangzhong County, Xining, Qinghai, China. It was founded in 1583 in a narrow valley close to the village of Lusar in the historical Tibetan region of Amdo. Its superior monastery is Drepung Monastery, immediately to the west of Lhasa. It is ranked in importance as second only to Lhasa.

The Dalai Lama Lineage through the Himalayan Arts

is the most recent in the huge line of lraders of branch of . He is considered to be an exemplification of or , the of , and thus the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to realize for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the planet to help humanity. In 1578 the Mongol ruler Altan .
Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters

Depicting the Painting of Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters

This 18th-century depicts with primordial , and , and Geluk . Painting Chart with Geluk Masters N°1 Maitreya Maitreya is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the and Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita. According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on in the future, .
Potala Palace

Gelug Monasteries – The heart of the Tibetan philosophy

The Gelug is the newest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), a Tibetan philosopher, tantric yogi and lama and further expanded and developed by his disciples. Tsongkhapa founded the monastery of Ganden in 1409 as his main seat. was founded by Jamyang Choje, Sera Monastery was founded by Chöje Shakya Yeshe, and was founded by Gyalwa Gendün Drup, the 1st Dalai .