Ganden Monastery

Tibetan: དགའ་ལྡན          Chinese: 甘丹寺
 
甘丹寺格魯教派的祖寺宗喀巴大師於1409年籌建意為“兜率天”,是未來佛彌勒所教化的世界,與哲蚌寺色拉寺合稱拉薩格鲁派“三大寺”。
 
Ganden is one of the three great Gelug university monasteries.

Ganden was founded by Tsongkhapa in 1409. It is located approximately 50 kilometers east of Lhasa. Ganden has been the seat of the Ganden Tripa, the Holder of the Golden Throne of Ganden and head of the Gelug Tradition.

Ganden Monastery has two colleges, Jangtse and Shartse, meaning North Peak and East Peak respectively.

In India, Ganden Monastery was established in Mundgod in 1966.

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