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Sanga Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery near Lhasa, Tibet. Sanga Monastery was built in the ruins of the castle (or fort) Taktse (also Dagtse) Dzong (formerly Dechen Dzong) on the top of a hill.[1][2] Dagtse Dzong overlooks the roads to Yerpa and Ganden Monastery to the east.[3][4]

Sanga Monastery together with Ganden Monastery belong to the Geluk (Gelug-pa) order (also known as Yellow Hat Sect, lit. 'Virtuous'). The Yellow Hat Sect was started by Tsongkhapa (Tsong Khapa or Lobsang Drakpa), also known as Jé Rinpoché, 1357–1419. He was known as a writer and teacher.


  1. The Tibet Guide: Central and Western Tibet by Stephen Batchelor, Wisdom Publications, 1998, p.129
  2. Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guid by Gary McCue, Mountaineers Books, 1999, p.51
  3. Footprint Tibet Handbook : The Travel Guide by Gyurme Dorje, Footprint Handbooks, 1999, p.68
  4. Tibet by Bradley Mayhew & Michael Kohn, Lonely Planet Publications, 2005, p.122