Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Ivolginsk

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Visit one the most important religious centers in Russia at Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), home of the country's top Buddhist leaders. Constructed in 1945, the building is relatively modern, but with the look and feel of a traditional Buddhist monastery. Explore the complex and see its collection of regional artwork, artifacts, manuscripts, and other cultural items important to the Buryat people. There are also many prayer flags and religious decorations scattered around the yard. Don't miss one of the temple's main features: the preserved body of the 12th Khambo Lama, still sitting upright in prayer. Put Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ivolginsk trip itinerary maker.
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  • This monastery is about 40 km away from Ulan-Ude center and center of the Russian Buddhism. Traditional style old buildings and temples are there. It is not easy to see Buddhist temple in Russia. Ther...  more »
  • I had the priviledge to visit in winter when the holiness of the site is more impacting than what one might experience in the peak tourist season of Summer. The guide was so informative about the natu...  more »
  • This place seems to lack the authenticity of other Buddhist temples I have been to. The coolest part is all the dogs that live there.  more »
  • It is beautiful, I see recently on goole. Buddha Sangha Dhamma blessyou
  • Good history
  • Monks said that the main miracle of the Datsan-Lama Dasha Dorzho Itigilov fully alive ... sleeps ... nor is there ... No drinker ... Sometimes the eye opens, nails, hair, sweat, sometimes acts!
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  • The Centre of Buddhism in Russia. An amazing place. It is better to take a guide. Really liked it!
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  • The monastery complex includes: Cogchen-Dugan is the main Cathedral (built in November 1976); Choir-Dugan-Temple Choir Faculty of philosophy was the first Cogche. Djevazhin-have Sume-a paradise of Amitabha Buddha is the second Cogchen-Dugan, glinobitnoe vos'mistennoe two-storey building. Cogchen-Dugan Temple-Palace of Hambo Lama Itigèlova is the storage location of the sacred relics — imperishable body is a great teacher. Dugan Green packaging (Nogoon Boer. Dara have Sume Jehyn) is a temple dedicated to the female bodhisattva Green Packaging. Zhud-Dugan-Tantric Temple. Maanin-Dugan is a temple of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Ar'jaa-Baal). Gunrik-Dugan-Buddha Temple Vajrochan. Majdarin-have Sume — a small wooden temple of Maitreya Buddha. Sahjuusan-have Sume — wooden Dugan square shape, dedicated to dharmapalam-defenders of the teachings. The Orangery to the Holy bodhi tree.
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