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The Drepung monastery, some six miles west of Lhasa, still has several hundred monks. Despite considerable destruction, the place continues to be interesting due to its tantric school, a gigantic statue of Buddha carved into the rock, and impressive kitchens, where the monks' meals are prepared.

  • The Drepung monastery , Drepung Monastery , China
    Drepung Monastery

    The monastery is located some six miles west of Lhasa, and is still inhabited by several hundred monks.

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  • The Drepung monastery , Monastic life in Drepung , China
    Monastic life in Drepung

    The Drepung Monastery is one of the main monasteries in Tibet, along with those of Ganden and Sera.

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  • The Drepung monastery , Ganden Podang, Drepung , China
    Ganden Podang, Drepung

    Ganden Podang in the Drepung Monastery was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 17th century.

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  • The Drepung monastery , Drepung, Tibet , China
    Drepung, Tibet

    The Drepung Monastery is called the 'rice heap' because it consists of a chaotic group of white buildings.

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  • The Drepung monastery , The Drepung Monastery , China
    The Drepung Monastery

    Along with the monasteries of Ganden and Sera, the school of Drepung offered the highest level of education in Tibetan Buddhism philosophy and theology.

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  • The Drepung monastery , The treasures of Drepung , China
    The treasures of Drepung

    The Drepung Monastery held many treasures before it was destroyed by the Chinese.

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