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is situated 60Km east of Lhasa and it was founded in the 14 th century by Tsongka pa himself, named after the paradise of the future Budha Maitreya. Ganden was the first and leading Geluk pa monastery, constructed by Tsongkapa himself. The monastery has two main colleges known as Shartse ( east point ) and Jangtse ( North point ) were respectively founded by two of Tsongka pa’s closest disciples, Namka Pel Sangpo Neten Rongyelwa. There is also a tantric college, established by another of Tsongka Pa’s students. Je Sherap Senge.

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