Datsan Ivolginsky

Eric Gourlan

The Buddhist centre Datsan Ivolginsky is located in Buryatiya (Russia), 35km from the regional capital Ulan-Ude. Ivolginsky is a natural water source, which was blessed by a Dalailama in the past — all the living quarters and the temple are close to the source. Ivolginsky Datsan was founded in 1946 and was a museum at the time. In 1991, the institute Dashi Choinkhorling undertook educational work with regard to attracting young Buddhist students. In 1999 it was licensed as an educational centre where Buddhism is taught, the only one in Russia …


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