Panoramas of Sera Monastery in Tibet
Lawa Regional House Headquarters
(lwa ba khang tshan)
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THL Reference Number: s011
College Affiliation: Jé (byes)
Regional House Affiliation: Lawa (lwa ba)
Lwa ba is one of the larger regional houses of the byes college. This khang tshan was renowned for its strict discipline. The monks from khams were especially restricted in their movements: for example, they were never allowed to leave the monastery grounds. There is apparently a separate set of regulations that apply to the monks of this khang tshan written by a previous incarnation of ke'u tshang rin po che. All of the murals on the first story of the khang tshan temple have been painted anew, and all of the statuary is also new. The murals in the second floor atrium are apparently original.
Among the more important teachers of this regional house are dge bshes bya rtse (d. 1950's), and dge bshes byams pa chos 'phel, student of dge shes bya rtse. The reincarnations of both of these famous bla ma-s were trained in se ra, India.