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Labrang Nyingpa

Labrang Nyingpa (bla brang rnying pa) is a building located near the southeast corner of the Barkor (bar skor) in Lhasa. It was at one time the residence of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa, 1357-1419), the great founder of the Geluk (dge lugs) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In the seventeenth century, the structure was rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso (ngag dbang blo bzang rgya mtsho, 1617-1682). The building still preserves some seventeenth-century features. Later, an aristocratic family associated with Tönmi Sambhota (thon mi sam+b+ho Ta, 7th century) occupied the building.

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  • Building materials > Stone
  • Building dimensions > Courtyard structure
  • Tibetan Event > Restoration (1999)
  • Tibetan Event > Construction (1301 (estimated) - 1400 (estimated))
  • Tibetan Event > Construction (1401 (estimated) - 1500 (estimated))
  • Tibetan Event > Reconstruction (1650 (estimated))
  • Tibetan Event > Renovation: by the Fifth Dalai Lama
  • Building dimensions > Stories: 3
  • Tibetan Event > Construction: by Jé Tsongkhapa Lozang Drakpa (རྗེ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པ་) (1401 (probable) - 1419 (probable))
  • བླ་བྲང་རྙིང་པ། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > bla brang rnying pa (Tibetan, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > Labrang Nyingpa (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • > Labrang Nyingba (Tibetan, Latin script, Transcription-Tibet Heritage Fund System of Tibetan Transcription)

Place ID: F26554

Aufschnaiter Lhasa Map ID: ka 36

Tibet Heritage Fund Lhasa Building ID: 27

Lhasa Atlas ID: 30

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