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  • noun A Buddhist ecclesiastical fortification of learning, lineage and sadhana in Tibet, India, Nepal, or Bhutan.

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Examples

  • On the morning of December 26, 2008, the main gompa, or temple, of ILTK was completely destroyed by fire.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2008 » December

  • If I remember correctly, it is a gompa which is a Zen Buddhist temple but it's also housing a bunch of artifacts that Madan's father or grandfather got from Tibet many years ago.

    Thank You India

  • If I remember correctly, it is a gompa which is a Zen Buddhist temple but it's also housing a bunch of artifacts that Madan's father or grandfather got from Tibet many years ago.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Shimla, 28 October 2006 (PTI) - Tibetan spiritual head The Dalai Lama today consecrated the ancient Thungyur Lakhang Buddhist gompa (monastery) at Rampur today to mark 2550th anniversary of 'Mahaparinirvan' (enlightenment) of Lord Buddha.

    Newsroom Archive 2006

  • Shimla, 28 October 2006 (PTI) - Tibetan spiritual head The Dalai Lama today consecrated the ancient Thungyur Lakhang Buddhist gompa (monastery) at Rampur today to mark 2550th anniversary of 'Mahaparinirvan' (enlightenment) of Lord Buddha.

    Newsroom Archive 2006

  • Two of the staff, whose room is in the corridor facing the gompa, woke about 7: 30 AM to the smell of smoke.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2008 » December

  • Several people stood outside the doors of the gompa and were able to contain the fire with fire extinguishers until the fire department arrived.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2008 » December

  • A close up of the stupa, the dome shape on top of the gompa monastery.

    Thank You India

  • Madan spins a giant prayer wheel clockwise, inside the gompa.

    Thank You India

  • The first floor was the more traditional gompa, or monastery, where the prayers take place.

    Thank You India

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