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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.

News from Across

  • Tibetan Parliament Expresses Concern over Recent Self-immolation in Tibet 22 May 2015 | 10:49 am

    DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Parliament in Exile today expressed its deep concern and grief over the latest self-immolation protest by Tenzin Gyatso, who died after burning himself on 20 May around 8:00 p.m in Khangsar township of Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County, … Continued

  • In-service Training for Middle School Maths Teachers Underway 22 May 2015 | 5:10 am

    NEW DELHI: The Department of Education, CTA has organised two batches of In-service trainings for Maths teachers at National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. The first batch of the training was attended by 16 Maths teachers, … Continued

  • Father of Four Sets Self on Fire in Tawu, dies (update) 21 May 2015 | 10:25 am

    DHARAMSHALA: Tenzin Gyatso, a father of four children in his mid thirties, died after setting himself on fire around 8:00 p.m on 20 May in an apparent protest against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet. The fiery protest took … Continued

  • Tibetan Monk Arrested Over Self-immolation Links 21 May 2015 | 6:40 am

    DHARAMSHALA: Chinese police detained Tswang Choephel, a Tibetan monk from Nyitso monastery in Tawu county, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province) at around 10:30 am on 18 May, media reports say. Chinese authorities have not … Continued

  • China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities 21 May 2015 | 4:40 am

    By Christopher Bodeen, AP, 20 May 2015 BEIJING (AP) — Hand your passport to police or it will be canceled, read the notice to all 4.4 million residents of far-northwestern China’s Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. The demand would now seem … Continued

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