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Our logo: At the back ground the Tibetan National flag representing Tibet and in the front, the great Yumbu Lhakhang, representing all the homes that we have in Exile.Yumbu lhakhang, according to legend, was the first building in Tibet and the palace of the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo.

Yumbu lhakhang stands on a hill on the eastern bank of the Yarlung River in the Yarlung Valley of southeast Naidong County, about 192 km southeast of Lhasa, and 9 km south of Tsetang.

According to the Bön religious tradition, Yumbu lhakhang was erected in the second century BC for the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo, who descended from the sky. During the reign of the 28th king, Lha Thothori Nyantsen, in the fifth century CE, a golden Stupa, a jewel (and/or a form to the manufacture of dough-Stupas) and a Sutra that no one could read fell from the sky onto the roof of the Yumbu lhakhang; a voice from the sky announced: "in five generations one shall come that understands its meaning!" Later, Yumbu lhakhang became the summer palace of the 33rd Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo and his Chinese princess, Wencheng. After Songtsen Gampo had transferred the seat of his temporal and spiritual authority to Lhasa became a shrine and under the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, a monastery of the Gelugpa school.
The Yumbu lhakhang was heavily damaged and reduced to a single storey during the Cultural revolution by the Chinese but was reconstructed later in 1983.

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