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Ganden Monastery

Ganden Monastery
Ganden is located 60 kilometres to the east of Lhasa. It is one of the three great monasteries of the Gelugpa sect. Ganden means ‘happiness’ or ‘contentedness’ in Tibetan. Ganden Monastery was built in the early 15th century under the supervision of Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. The main buildings include the Coqen Hall, the Chamber of Tsong Khapa and the College of Yangbajian.