Tsangba Kangtsang


This college is worth popping into if you want to explore off the beaten track.

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1. Tsowa Kangtsang

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This college welcomes visitors, though the chapels are sometimes closed.

2. Sera Me College

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Follow the pilgrims clockwise, past the Tsangba Kangtsang and Tsowa Kangtsang residential halls and several minor buildings, to Sera Me College. This…

3. Sera Monastery

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About 5km north of Lhasa, Sera was founded in 1419 by a disciple of Tsongkhapa as one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries. About 600 monks are now in…

4. Sand Mandalas

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A small building to the side of the printing press holds these three sand mandalas.

5. Printing Press

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Before leaving the monastery it’s worth having a look at the printing blocks in this new hall. Photos are ¥10. Prints made on site are for sale (¥25 to …

6. Sera Ngagpa College

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A Tantric college, Ngagpa is also the oldest structure at Sera. The main hall is dominated by a statue of Sakya Yeshe (wearing a black hat), behind the…

7. Main Assembly Hall

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The main assembly hall (Tsogchen) is the largest of Sera’s buildings and dates to 1710. The central hall is particularly impressive and is noted for its…

8. Kitchen

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This atmospheric monastery kitchen on the eastern side of the main assembly hall is worth a visit.