Tsurphu Monastery

Tsurphu Monastery


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It is the main temple of Karma Kagyu,and the Karmapa llamas lived here.
History: Built from1189AD
Distance from downtown: 70Km / 2Hours Drive 
*Entrance fee:RMB45 P/PTsurphu Monastery
*Opening time:9:00-14:00
* Visiting Time: 2 hours.
* Best visiting time: June – October


Karmapa Lamas lived here, the monastery is the center of Karma Kagyu to lineage the Buddha’s activities.It made the great influence for whole Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture,created the Tibetan Buddhism reincarnation system,and the leader of Tibetan Buddhism’s lineage.
In the 13 century,the 2th Karmapa Lama Karma Pakshi was Reincarnation of certification of the 1th Karmapa Lama here.Since then,began to Tulku Tradition in Tibet,The karmapa Lamas passed on reincarnation uninterrupted until the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

“Tsurphu”have many meanings, two kinds of explanation are more authoritative.One,“Tsurphu Monastery” means “Feilai temple”,goes the legend,the monastery flied here from India;the other explanation was ,the 1th Karmapa Lama thought it’s geomantic and treasured site,so decided to built the monastery.“Tsurphu”means“Richest”.
Tsurphu Monastery seated in north ,faced to south,around mountains, the main hall as the center surround four zhacangs , built with scripture hall,Shrine,monk’s dormitories and platform of sun Buddha.Tsurphu is a 300-square-meter complex with walls up to 4 meters thick. The gompa, the traditional seat of the Karmapa lamas, is about 28 kilometres up the Dowo Lung Valley on the north side of the river. The original walls of the main building were up to 4 meters thick and 300 meters on each side . The monks’ residences were on the eastern side.

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