THIKSEY MONASTERY, INDUS VALLEY NEAR LEH

Thiksey Monastery, view from Stakna
Thiksey Monastery, view from Stakna
Gelugpa

NAME/NOM/

NAME/NOME

       

THIKSEY GOMPA

TSULTIM NAMDAKLING

 

   

LOCATION/LIEU/

ORT/LUOGO

  Thiksey, 18Km from Leh

 

   

LINEAGE/TRADITION/

SCHULE/ORDINE

  Gelugpa

 

   

FOUNDED/FONDÉ/

GEGRÜNDET/FONDATO

  1430 AD

 

   

FOUNDER/FONDATEUR/

GRÜNDER/FONDATORE

  Spon Paldan Sherab, nephew of Sherab Zangpo        

 

   

PROTECTOR/PROTECTEUR/

SCHIRMHERR/PROTETTORE

  Palden Lhamo
     

SPIRITUAL HEAD/

MAÎTRE SPIRITUEL/

GEISTIGES OBERHAUPT/

CAPO SPIRITUALE

  Thiksey Rinpoche, Kushok Nawang Chamba Stanzin, the living reincarnation of Changsem Sherab Zangpo, chief disciple of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect.
     

TO SEE/À VOIR/

ZU SEHEN/A VEDERE

 

Maitreya Buddha Statue (12mt, 40ft)

Tara Temple

Library

8 Great Stupas

     
FESTIVAL   Gustor
     
FESTIVAL 2017   November 17-18, 2017
Beautiful view on Indus Valley from Thiksey Monastery
Beautiful view on Indus Valley from Thiksey Monastery

Eight Great Stupas

At Thiskey Monastery you can visit one of the most beautiful exxamples of the Eight Great Stupas in Ladakh.

 

In Tibetan Buddhism there are 8 types of stupas which refer each to one specific major event in Lord Buddha's life. In Ladakh there are many beautiful examples of the different types of stupas. In every day life, in Ladakh a stupa is highly respected and venerated and is of great importance.


The 8 different types of stupas are:

1. Type: Lotus Blossom = Buddha's Birth
2. Type: Enlightenment Stupa = Buddha's Atteinment of Enlightenment at age 35
3. Type: Stupa of Many Doors (Gates) = Buddha's first teachings after Enlightenment: Four Noble Truths, Six Perfections, Noble Eightfold Path and the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
4. Type: Stupa of Descent from God Realm = Buddha's Retreat in Tushita Haeven at age 42
5. Type: Stupa of Great Miracles = Buddha's miracles at age 50
6. Type: Stupa of Reconciliation = Buddha's resolution of a dispute among the sangha
7. Type: Stupa of Complete Victory = Buddha's prolonging of his life by three months
8. Type: Stupa of Nirvana = Buddha's Death at age 80 and absorption into the highest state of mind

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8 TYPES OF STUPAS