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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