Likir Gompa

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Likir Gompa (Monastery)

Likir Gompa, built in the 11th century, is known for the 75 m tall Buddha statue.

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Likir Gompa (Monastery)

Likir means “Naga-encircled”, representing the two great serpent spirits – Nanda and Taksako.

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Gautama Buddha, also known as Sakyamuni (Sage of the Åšakyas)

Ngari Rinpoche, the younger brother of the 14th Dalai Lama Stanzin Gyatso, is the abbot of this monastery.

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Sakyamuni

The monastery houses about 120 lamas.

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Lamaji

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Central courtyard

The gompa school provides elemantary education to about 30 students. Some of the students will eventually be selected to be lamas.

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Lunch break @ the Gompa

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Greeting ‘Ladaki style’

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Wonder what was so interesting on the other side

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Playtime

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Play nice !!!

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Taking a break

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Lamaji signalling the end of lunch break

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View from the terrace

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View of Sakyamuni statue from the terrace

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Masks, Gompa museum

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Tapestry, Gompa museum

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Inside the Gompa

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Mahakala mural

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Mural

Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Geluk school (Yellow Hat) of Buddhism.

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Tsong-kha-pa

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Buddha

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Mural

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Prayer Time

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Chanting prayers

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A local lady praying in the courtyard

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