Gaden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery
The Gaden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery is one of the premier
centers for learning the Buddha Dharma. This monastery was founded
in 1413 in Tibet . It follows the Gelugpa Tradition that was
propounded by Lord Tsongkapa.
In 1959, the People’s Republic of China invaded Tibet . More than
1.2 million Tibetans died, and more than 600 monasteries and temples
were destroyed. His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, the Spiritual and
Temporal Leader of the Tibetans was forced to seek asylum in India .
More than 80,000 Tibetans followed him in exile.
Gaden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery has been re-established near
Mundgod in Karnataka State , India , under the divine supervision of
His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Today this monastery continues to be the leading center for learning
and practicing the Buddha Dharma. Here the monks study and practice
the dharma all their lives. There are more than 1800 monks
at present in the monastery
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