Preliminary exam for Geshe Lharampa title concludes

2018-07-12 11:12:00 | From:China Tibet Online

The six-day summer preliminary exam organized by the Tibet Branch of the Buddhist Association of China for Geshe Lharampa title of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism is officially closed on July 5 with the conclusion of the basic cultural knowledge exam.

It is learned that all together 12 monks from 11 monasteries including Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery, and Rato Monastery in Lhasa; Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse; Champaling Monastery, Pashod Monastery, Yendum Monastery, and Changdo Monastery in Chamdo; as well as Raden Monastery and Chokhor Monastery in Nagchu Prefecture participated in this year's summer preliminary examination.

Among them, the oldest of the student monks was 51 years old, while the youngest was 30, as the exam is so difficult that all those who are eligible to sit for the exam are senior monks who are extremely knowledgeable about Buddhist theories and are versatile in other aspects as well.

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