Taktsang Lhamo is a small village located at the border of Gansu and Sichuan in the Amdo region of Tibet. the town is located in a beautiful peaceful valley surrounded by alpine forests and mountains.
Kirti Monastery (Taktsang Lhamo)
Kirti Gompa was founded in 1472 by Rongpa Chenakpa, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. It was established near the border with Gansu Province in 1693 but has outgrown its mother monastery. The first Kirti Monastery founded by Kirti Rinpoche was in Gyelrang. These days the two main Kirti Monasteries are in Taktsang Lhamo in Gansu Province and Ngawa prefecture in Sichuan, Kirti monastery was destroyed during the Cultural revolution and has now been rebuilt. There are numerous smaller monasteries affiliated with the Kirti Monasteries spread throughout the region.
Taktsang Lhamo Sertri Monastery is located east side of the river called white dragon and also belongs to the Gansu side, is home to around 350 monks. Founded by the 53rd Gaden Setri Gyaltsen Sengge of Gaden Monastery in 1748, Over the decades, from the time the monastery was built in the 18th Century, five different colleges were established within the monastery, focusing on debate, Tantra, the specific study of Kalachakra Tantra, Tibetan medicine and Sutra woodblock printing. During the Cultural Revolution, like most monasteries, Setri Monastery too suffered major damage and most of its original structure which held great historical significance such as the prayer hall and stupas were destroyed. The monastery was later reconstructed in 1980.