In the Russian Buddhist Center

In the Russian Buddhist Center

The city of Ulan-Ude is a cultural center of buddhism in Russia. This city is located in the Eastern Siberia, 130 km from Baikal lake. Ukan-Ude is the capital of Buryatia, its population is 411,6 thousand people.

Check out some shots of the city.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

In the Russian Buddhist Center

We are on the roof of the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after G. Tsydynzhapov.

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There is an unusual monument in Ulan-Ude – the biggest head of V.I. Lenin. The height of the sculpture is 7,7 m, weight – 42 tons, height of the foundation is 6,3 m.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Behind the big head of Lenin is the building of the president’s administration.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

The roof of the theater.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Courtyard.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Looking from below.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

We have moved 35 km away from Ulan-Ude primarily to see this large buddhist monastery complex, the centre of the Traditional Buddhist Sangha of Russia –¬†Ivolginsk temple “Hambyn Sume”.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Hambo Lama Itegelova’s palace.

Seventy five years after Great Lama’s burial his body has been perfectly preserved – in that very lotus pose in which Itegelov died during his final meditation.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Devazhin-sume – Paradise of Buddha Amitabha.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Monks were all hiding from cameras. They don’t like to pose.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

In the Russian Buddhist Center

In the Russian Buddhist Center

The main temple. Some monk has parked the car nearby – monks are probably not so poor.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

One of the temples inside.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Here monks have their meal.

In the Russian Buddhist Center

Kind local doggie.

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