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Labrang Monastery
Genden shaydrub-dargyey Tashi-kunnay kyilway-ling (dGe-ldan bshad-grub dar-rgyas bkra-shis kun-naskhyil-bai gling), also known as Labrang Tashikyil Monastery (Bla-brang bKra-shis khyil), or simply Labrang, was founded in 1710 by the First Jamyang-zhaypa, Ngawang-tsondru (Kun-mkhyen Jam-dbyangs bzhad-pa Ngag-dbang brtson-grus) (1648-1722), in the Amdo province (A-mdo) of northeastern Tibet. It lies 250 kilometers southwest of Lanzhu, and is presently included in southwestern Kansu (Gansu) Province of China, near the border of Chinghai (Qinghai) Province. It is counted among the six major monasteries of the Gelugpa Tradition.
The First Jamyang-zhaypa, also known as Kunkyen Jamyang-zhaypay-dorjey (Kun-mkhyen Jam-dbyangs bzhad-pai rdo-rje), a disciple of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang-lozang-gyatso (rGyal-dbang lnga-pa chen-po Ngag-dbang blo-bzang rgya-mtsho) (1617-1682), was from Amdo and had studied sutra at Gomang College (sGo-mang Grva-tshang) of Drepung Monastery (Bras-spungs dGon-pa) and tantra at Gyumay Lower Tantric College (rGyud-smad Grva-tshang). He authored the Kunkyen textbooks (Kun-mkhyen yig-cha) later used at Gomang, Drepung Deyang College (Bras-spungs bDe-dbyangs Grva-tshang), and Labrang.
When he was Abbot of Gomang, Jamyang-zhaypa was requested by Ganden Erdene Junang, the Mongol King of Kokonor (mTsho-sngon), to return to Amdo where many Mongols lived among the Tibetans. Jamyang-zhaypa accepted, and on the eve of his departure, the Gadong (dGa-gdong) State Oracle prophesied that he would found a monastery in Amdo called Tashikyil. In establishing this monastery, Jamyang-zhaypa adopted the Drepung rules of discipline and chanting style for the main temple, and the Gomang style of debate.
Jamyang-zhaypa himself gave the name Genden-shaydrub Tashi-kunnay-kyilway-ling to his new monastery. The Second Panchen Lama, Losang-yeshey (Pan-chen Blo-bzang ye-shes) (1663-1737), gave it a second name, Ganden Damcho-shaydrub-dargyey-ling (dGa-ldan dam-chos bshad-grub dar-rgyas gling). "Labrang" means the residence of a great Lama. The monastery in general became known as Labrang, or Labrang Tashikyil, after the residence of Jamyang-zhaypa. The line of his reincarnations, the Jamyang-zhaypa Rinpoches, have been the traditional heads of the Labrang Monastery.
There has always been a strong connection between Labrang Tashikyil and the Mongols. Many lineages from Labrang, such as that of Kalachakra (Dus-khor), spread to the Mongolian monasteries. The Buryat, Kalmyk, and Tuvinian regions of Russia used exclusively the Kunkyen textbooks of Jamyang-zhaypa. Many monasteries in Inner and Outer Mongolia used them as well. In Lhasa, the Mongols mostly studied at Gomang and Gyumay, as did Jamyang-zhaypa.

Amdo and Lhasa Culture Tour
This itinerary is newly desighned by Highland Expedition since Qinghai railway completed in 2007. Amdo is home to the 14th Dalai Lama & is also the birth place of Tsongkhapa,the founder of the Gelukpa School of Tibetan Buddhism.Traversing the expansive grasslands of Amdo,we visit the famous Labrang & Kubum monasteries, one of the most important Gelukpa monasteries in the Tibetan world.We also visit Kokonor Lake,the largest salt water lake on the plateau & the bird island.From Xining by (Train)Shangrila Express to Lhasa,the forbidden city & the ultimate pilgrim destination for Tibetan Buddhist all over.

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Amdo Culture Tour & Trek

Fly over the Himalayans and visit the most popular ancient monasteries and palaces then travel overland to Amdo Qinghai (Kokonar Lake & Kubum Monastery ) via Labrang Monastery and hike around Gangjia natural caves.

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Tibet Amdo Tour

Labrang has six colleges. The largest is Mayjung Tosamling (sMad-byung Thos-bsam-gling), for the study of sutra and debate, established by the First Jamyang-zhaypa in 1710 when he founded the monastery in general.It awards the Geshey Dorampa (dGe-bshes rDo-ram-pa) degree.

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