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Zhayeba Monastery in Lhasa (I)

2015-05-26 Lily Li
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The Zhayeba Monastery, located 36 kilometers away from Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city of Lhasa, consists of a series of small cave-chapels that were mostly built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (617-650 AD). Legend has it that Padmasambhava, founder of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, preached there and built the "108 Mahasiddhas Cave" in the eighth century, which has now become one of the four most sacred places to conduct religious rites in Tibet. "Mahasiddha" means one who attains great spiritual accomplishments. The Zhayeba Monastery is one of the must-see destinations for travellers to Lhasa. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

The Zhayeba Monastery, located 36 kilometers away from Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city of Lhasa, consists of a series of small cave-chapels that were mostly built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (617-650 AD). Legend has it that Padmasambhava, founder of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, preached there and built the "108 Mahasiddhas Cave" in the eighth century, which has now become one of the four most sacred places to conduct religious rites in Tibet. "Mahasiddha" means one who attains great spiritual accomplishments. The Zhayeba Monastery is one of the must-see destinations for travellers to Lhasa. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

The Zhayeba Monastery, located 36 kilometers away from Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city of Lhasa, consists of a series of small cave-chapels that were mostly built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (617-650 AD). Legend has it that Padmasambhava, founder of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, preached there and built the "108 Mahasiddhas Cave" in the eighth century, which has now become one of the four most sacred places to conduct religious rites in Tibet. "Mahasiddha" means one who attains great spiritual accomplishments. The Zhayeba Monastery is one of the must-see destinations for travellers to Lhasa. [Photo/China Tibet Online]