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Labrang Trashi Khyil

Founded by Jamyang Zhepa ('jam dbyangs bzhad pa) in 1709 on the three-hundredth anniversary of Ganden Monastery, Labrang (bla brang) Monastery in Amdo (a mdo) is one of Tibet's largest monasteries. It is situated in a historically nomadic and semi-nomadic environment on the northeastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau in the region now called Sangchu (bsang chu) County, or in Chinese, Xiahe County. Despite its proximity to a diverse assortment of ethnic groups and religious traditions, Labrang is a fully developed Gelukpa (dge lugs pa) Tibetan Buddhist institution and indeed is famous as the home of some of Tibet's most respected scholars.

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Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County.

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  • Buddhism > Geluk
  • Physical Structure-Related & Organizational Events > Founding: by Jamyang Zhepa (’jam dbyangs bzhad pa) (1709)
  • དགའ་ལྡན་བཤད་སྒྲུབ་དར་རྒྱས་བཀྲ་ཤིས་གཡས་སུ་འཁྱིལ་བའི་གླིང་། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Ganden Shedrup Dargyé Trashi Yesu Khyilwé Ling (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > dga' ldan bshad sgrub dar rgyas bkra shis g.yas su 'khyil ba'i gling (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > བླ་བྲང་བཀྲ་ཤིས་འཁྱིལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Contraction)
      • > Labrang Trashi Khyil (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
      • > bla brang bkra shis 'khyil (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
      • > བླ་བྲང་། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Contraction)
        • > Labrang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
        • > bla brang (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
      • > བཀྲ་ཤིས་འཁྱིལ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Alt Spelling-Contraction)
        • > Trashi Khyil (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
        • > bkra shis 'khyil (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)

Place ID: F15472

Latitude: 35.197222; Longitude: 102.51

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