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    Sershul Tekchen Dargyeling སེར་ཤུལ་ ཏེཀ་ ཆེན་ དར་ གྱེ་ གླིང་ is an important monastery of the Gelukpa School, located 20 km west of Deongma, on the right side of the road. This is currently the largest monastery in Sershul county, with 1200-1300 monks divided into six colleges, under the guidance of the youthful but charismatic Drukpa Rinpoche. The rain retreat festival held in August is a magnificent spectacle, attracting nomad communities.


    The hills and grasslands around the monastery are sparse and spacious. The complex was founded as a branch of Chunkor but soon outgrew the latter. The recently restored buildings at Sershul, which are all near the motor road, include the Tsokchen (assembly hall), the Jamkhang (Maitreya temple), the Gonkhang (protector temple), the Dewachen Lhakhang (Amitabha temple), the Mentsikhang (where Mipham Rinpoche`s tradition is maintained), the college, a Mani Wheel chapel (containing three wheels constructed by the father of the present Drukpa Rinpoche) and a small guesthouse. A new Tsongkhapa Lhakhang, resembling a giant cathedral, has been constructed below the main complex, and was due for completion and consecration on 12 December, 2008.






    Founding (1349) > Geluk > Kadam (1349 - 1599)
    > Jakhyung Gön Tekchen Yönten Dargyé Ling
    > bya khyung dgon theg chen yon tan dar rgyas gling

    The monastery of Jakhyung Shedrubling lies on a ridge overlooking the River Ma Chu (Yellow river). This is one of the most historic and renowned Gelukpa monasteries of Amdo, founded in 1349 by Lama Dondrub Rinchen, the teacher of Tsongkhapa. The attractive monastery is situated in a small forest zone.



     A local small horse festivity, along the so called highway going north east, just 40 km outsite the city of Litang. Some brave and daring man and boys showing off their horseman skills. This pleasant encounter was in the county of Nyachuka.

    Local festivals are part of nomadic traditions. Horseback riding competitions, Tibetan nomads are true masters in riding









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