Monasteries and temples in Mongolia
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During communist purges in the 1930´s
most monasteries in Mongolia have been destroyed. Monks have been
killed or taken to Siberia, to be never heard from again. Since the fall
of communism however there is a real revival of Buddhism taking place.
Lama´s are trained again, old monasteries are being restored or rebuild
at a different place and new monasteries arise.
On this website you will find a, far from
complete, overview of monasteries in Mongolia.
In general a monastery would consist of various buildings on a compound.
One of these buildings is the main temple, where often - though not always
- the main ceremonies take place. Like the door of a ger, the entry of
a temple should be pointing to the south
For more information see an overview
of all the monasteries.