H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III received congratulatory letter from Skuvbum Monastery(place where guru Tsongkhapa was born)

宗喀巴大师出生地:塔尔寺

PLACE WHERE GURU TSONGKHAPA WAS BORN: KUMBUM MONASTERY

塔尔寺是全世界著名大寺庙,也是格鲁派创始宗师宗喀巴大师诞生的地方。宗喀巴大师为格鲁巴总教主、第一世甘丹赤巴。

Skuvbum Monastery is a world-famous large monastery. It is also the place where the founder of the Geluk sect, Master Tsongkhapa, was born. Master Tsongkhapa was the supreme leader of the Geluk sect and the first Ganden Tripa.

塔尔寺设有显宗、密宗、时轮、医明四大学院,培养了无数的大德。

Skuvbum Monastery has four colleges, which teach exoteric Buddhism, esoteric Buddhism, the Kalachakra, and medicine, respectively. That monastery has trained countless people of great virtue.

Congratulatory Letter

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III received congratulatory letter from Skuvbum Monastery

青海塔尔寺

联合国际世界佛教总部:

吉祥!欣闻金刚总持仰谔云高益西诺布大师的《正法宝典一显密圆通妙谙五明》出版面世,杰出成就,史无前例,谨此致函祝贺,并随喜赞颂。
身意清净,福寿无边 惠利群生,志愿无倦
威德广大,具足庄严 如实安住,成就圆满!

青海塔尔寺
二00六年七月吉日

United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters:

Under auspicious circumstances, we were happy to learn of the publication of A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma—Complete Proficiency in Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism and Perfect Mastery of the Five Vidyas about the Buddha Vajradhara, H.H. Master YangwoWan Ko Yeshe Norbu. His Holiness’s outstanding accomplishments are unprecedented. We respectfully send this letter of congratulations and joyfully offer our praise.

His actions and mind are pure, and His good fortune and wisdom are limitless.

He benefits myriad living beings, and His willpower never tires.

His powerful virtue is widespread, and His appearance is completely dignified.

He truly abides in peace and His accomplishments are perfect!

Qinghai Skuvbum Monastery
An auspicious day in July of 2006

塔尔寺简介

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO KUMBUM MONASTERY

塔尔寺与甘丹寺、哲蚌寺、色拉寺、扎什伦布寺和拉卜楞寺并称为格鲁派六大寺,是格鲁派创始宗师宗喀巴大师诞生的地方。宗喀巴大师为格鲁巴总教主、第一世甘丹赤巴。宗喀巴大师的两大弟子,即是达赖喇嘛和班禅喇嘛,为佛教黄教两大领袖。

Kumbum Monastery (or Ta’er) together with Ganden, Drepung, Sera, Tashilhunpo and Labrang are known as the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa sect. Kumbum Monastery is the place where the founder of the Gelukpa sect, Guru Tsongkhapa, was born. Guru Tsongkhapa was the supreme spiritual leader of the Gelukpa and the first Ganden Tripa. His two distinguished disciples are Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, who were two of the main leaders of the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

塔尔寺规模宏大,最盛时有殿堂八百多间,占地1000亩。寺院建筑分布于莲花山的一沟两面坡上,殿宇高低错落,交相辉映,气势壮观。历史上,第四世、五世、七世、十三世达赖喇嘛和第六世、九世、十世班禅喇嘛都驻锡过塔尔寺,最多时寺院有七十多位仁波且,僧侣3600多人,许多仁波且、高僧曾被清朝政府封为驻京呼图克图和就任北京雍和宫及山西五台山的掌印喇嘛。

Kumbum monastery is large in size. During its prime time, there were more than 800 worshiping halls covering around 165 acres. The buildings of the monastery take up two hillsides along a channel on Lotus Mt. The temples are spread out on the uneven hills. Their architectural magnificence constitutes a spectacular sight. In history, the 4th, 5th, 7th and 13th Dalai Lamas as well as the 6th, 9th and 10th Panchen Lamas all lived at Kumbum Monastery. It once accommodated more than 70 Rinpoches and 3600 monastics. Many of its Rinpoches and eminent monastics were conferred by the government of Qing Dynasty the titles of Khutukhtu, Governing Lamas at Yonghe Palace in Beijing and Wutai Mountain in Shanxi province.

塔尔寺设有显宗、密宗、时轮、医明四大学院,培养了无数的大德。

Kumbum Monastery has four colleges, which are the exoteric, esoteric (tantric), Kalachakra and medical colleges, respectively. Many of their graduates have become eminent masters.