'bras spungs dgon pa' - Drepung Monastery
'bras spungs dgon pa - Drepung Monastery [IW]
'bras spungs dgon pa - The Drepung Monastery. See above [RY]
'bras spungs dgon pa - Drepung Monastery in Gambo Utse mountain of Lhasa at dge 'phel dbu rtse
. One of three great Geluk monasteries established by Jamyang lord of Dharma Tashi Palden.
The 5th Dalai, by means of uniting the two traditions of the stream of Geluk dharma, and Tibetan administration of the Tibetan government Tibet completely kha lo sgyur ba'i lam lugs de first built this monastery's Gandan palace.[IW]
'bras spungs dgon pa - Drepung Monastery West of Lhasa [R] [IW]
Drepung ('bras spungs) - One of the three main Gelukpa monasteries, located north of Lhasa. (RY)
monastery, ancient town in Orissa, Drepung monastery, dge lugs pa monastery near Lhasa founded in 1416 by 'jam dbyangs chos rje bkra shis dpal ldan. (JV)
Drepung [lit "rice heap"], major Gelukpa monastery in Lhasa (IW)
Drepung, Heap of Fruition; large Gelugpa monastery near Lhasa. (RY)
Drepung Gonpa ('bras spungs dgon pa), was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa's main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka.
There were two centers of power in Drepung (gong ma 'og ma): the so-called lower chamber (gzim khang 'og ma) associated with the Dalai Lamas, and the upper chamber (gzim khang gong ma) associated with the Penchen Lamas descending Sonam Drakpa, an illustrious teacher who died in 1554.
Penchen Sonam Drakpa (paN chen bsod nams grags pa) (1478-1554) in 1535 succeeded the 2nd Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso on the throne of Drepung, both were important figures in the lineage history of the Geluk tradition.
Before his death in 1554, Sonam Drakpa established the "Upper Chamber estate" (gzim khang gong ma), which was so named because of its location at the top of Drepung, just below the Ngakpa Dratshang debate-yard.