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Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the four great monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism…

Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the four great monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. The Monastery is seat to the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet. In 1447 the Monastery was founded by His Holiness the 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup, in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. It is one of the four great monasteries of Central Tibet and was supervised and looked after by the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas of the Gelugpa, or Yellow Hat tradition. It has the glory of producing thousands of renowned scholars in the field of Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra. The Monastery seeks to provide the Tibetan monks the best possible modern education, along with a deep and intimate understanding of the heritage of Tibet…

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