Ivolginsky Datsan - Centre of Russian Buddhism

05.07.2012

Duration 3 hours
Cost Per request

Ivolginski  datsan (monastery) is located on plentiful land of Ivolga valley, which has an ancient history, wonderful monuments of culture and nature. The monastery is famous far beyond the borders of Buryatia. Numerous guests from other countries and regions of Russia certainly want to visit it whilst staying in Ulan-Ude.

Nowadays Ivolginski datsan is a monastery complex and the residence of Russia's Buddhists Head whose title sounds like Pandito Hambo Lama. There is also a small greenhouse with the tree of Bodhi which grows all year round thanks to the care of lamas. One of Russia Buddhist shrines is also located here in the Itigel Hambyn Ordon - the Palace of Dashi-Dorzho Itigelov. 


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Vocabulary

  • TAYLAGAN shamanic ritual
  • RINPOCHE-BAGSHA CENTER Buddhist institution, a temple and an educational centre, established in the beginning of 2000s by Eshe-Lodoy Rinpoche (Buddhist monk-gelong of Tibetan...
  • DUGAN Buddhist temple. A dugan (or sume) dedicated to specific deities. One DATSAN can include one or up to 15 temples-DUGANs.
  • KHURDE prayer wheels, hollow cylinders with Buddhist prayers-mantras written on cloth and wrapped on the axis . These drums are made of very different materi...
  • BOOKHLER simple soup with a large piece of meat on the bone and potatoes ; very nutritional and extremely popular. Local people prefer to add salt and black pe...