Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Ivolginsk

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) and other Ivolginsk attractions using our handy Ivolginsk day trip planner .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Ivolginsk Datsan is a bit out of town but really worth visiting. You'll need a car/taxi to get there. It's a large complex with many temples, some old, others new and a it's a training centre for monk...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A place where you can meet with Buddhism. Beautiful dugany with hand-carved and painted, bright interiors. The imperishable body of Hambo Lama Itigèlova. Many souvenirs with Buddhist symbolism. These Lamas and monks in traditional robes. All this can be uchilet here.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I was expecting much more from visits to this place, after the temples in Ulan-Ude "Rinpoche Bagsha"-Ivolga datsan disappoint me. Why? 1. Ogoromnoe number of souvenir shops that they cannot come, because vendors yell to buy from them anything and frankly impose unnecessary things. 2. When you walk along the path, to twist the prayer drums everywhere hang plaques that is forbidden to do alms at the drums, but people are indifferent. All zakidano coins, rice and sweets. 3. A large number of tourists, all go back and forth, because could not understand where to go in the first place, there are no guides or brochures. 4. Does not create an atmosphere of calm, not adds a sense of tranquility and penetration into the religion. 5. Not always calm and friendly people. R. S Machines we have not had. Go to the temples at three minibuses with Ulan Ude, one of which broke down on the way and had to change to another.
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  • 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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