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Lamrim Buddhist Centre

In October 1995 ex-Hambo Lama, Choi Dorji Budayev, built the Lamrim Buddhist Centre to spread Buddha’s Teachings. In addition, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was the first to donate to the temple. The Gyudmed Tantric Monastery monks' held prayers and rituals in the temple. The main Buddha statue, which was two meters high, was made in Nepal by Nepalese artisans. Completely filled with Tantra scrolls, inside it had sacred relics donated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tibetan master of painting (from the "Norbulingka", India, dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Culture) painted its walls. You can also find a Tibetan-Mongolian restaurant on its territory.

The history of a Buddhist women's Datsan «Zungon Darzhaling» is related to the name of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who visited the Buryatia city in 1992 and advised to open a Buddhist women's Datsan in order to preserve peace and harmony among the Buryatian people.

The initiative to build a Datsan belongs to the spouses, Darime Sambuevna Tsyngueva and Dalai Anpilovich Budayev, who invested their own money in the construction. In 1995 a place for the Datsan was allocated, the project was ready and so the construction began. The same year Lamas from Buddhist communities, such as “Lamrim” and “Dharma”, consecrated the place and laid there the sacred vessel called “Bamba”. Government of the Buryatia Republic and some organizations also provided financial assistance.

In 1998, was built the first Dugan (a small house for prayers). In 1999, the venerable Yeshe-Lodoy Rinpoche gave the opportunity to make a Genin vow to some Buryatian girls and women. The building-in-process datsan was called "Zungon Darzhaling" (from Tibetan: "noble, prosperous monastery"). From this period in Dungan began to be held daily Hural prayers for the well-being of all living and prosperity of his native land. At the same time, astrologers and Emchi-Lamas from Mongolia were invited.

The official opening of the main building of Datsan took place on the Day of Ulan-Ude on July 1, 2000. This event was attended by a large number of believers who actively helped in the completion of construction. In 2001, was consecrated a large statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, brought to the Datsan from St. Petersburg. The history of this statue associated with the name of Agvan Dorzhiev, who brought it in 1913 from Tibet. Being restored, the statue had 45 thousand sheets with 27 different mantras, 65 kilograms of incense, grain and 9 different erdani-jewels inside. The Venerable Yeshe-Lodoy Rinpoche conducted the ceremony of the statue consecration.

Location: 188, Babushkina street. 

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