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Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center

Labsum Shedrub Ling, founded as the Lamaist Buddhist Monastery of America and also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, is a non-sectarian monastery in Washington, New Jersey that was founded in 1958 by Geshe Wangyal. In 1984 a newly built temple was consecrated by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. It is considered the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the United States.


Nashold, James. "The DGe-lugs-pa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the United States : A Portrait of Geshe Wangyal." The Tibet Journal 6, no. 1 (1981): 31-38.


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