Gomde Khang


One of the monastery's recently renovated minor residences, this building can be missed if you are running short of time.

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1. Debating Courtyard

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Southeast of the Gomde Khang residence is this debating courtyard. You should be able to hear the clapping of hands as you pass if there is a debate in…

2. Shartse Tratsang

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Shartse Tratsang is one of several renovated kangtsang (residences) that offer the opportunity to meet the local monks away from the tourist trail. In the…

3. Tomb of Tsongkhapa

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The red, fortress-like structure of Tsongkhapa’s mausoleum is probably the most impressive of the reconstructed buildings at Ganden. It’s above a…

4. Ngam Chö Khang

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The first chapel you reach from the monastery's parking area is Ngam Chö Khang, one of Ganden's oldest. It is built on the site of Tsongkhapa’s original…

5. Assembly Hall

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The recently renovated tsogchen (assembly hall) has statues of the 16 arhats (literally ‘worthy ones’) and two huge statues of Tsongkhapa (only visible…

6. Jampa Lhakhang

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This small chapel, just across from the exit of the Tomb of Tsongkhapa, holds two large images of the Future Buddha, plus the eight bodhisattvas.

8. Barkhang

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This interesting chapel houses the monastery printing press. You can see the printing and assembling of Buddhist texts here.