Joyous Land/Heaven [name of a Buddhist pure land]; Gan-den ("Joyous") Monastic University [name of one of the large monasteries of the Ge-luk-b#a order in Tibet founded by D#zong-ka-b#a (tsong kha pa) in 1408]




{LCh,C}*; {MSA}spRhAvat; {C}*-deva


[437] (tuShitaH) 'dod lha ris drug gi nang gses/ 'og ma las longs spyod che zhing nyams bde ba'i steng du theg chen chos kyi longs spyod kyi dga' ba dang ldan pas dga' ldan zhes bya/ ...


Comment: The other two large monasteries near Hla-s#a that constitute the Three Seats are S#e-ra (se rwa) and Dre-b#ung ('bras spungs).


tushita heaven of Maitreya, joyous, blissful, paradise, residence of sainted beings presided over by maitreya, monastery 35 miles N.E. of lhasa, type of lha, joyful heaven, 1 of 'dod lha rigs drug


Tushita [one of the {'dod lha ris drug}, having more delight than those underneath and enjoying mahayana dharma longs spyod]. 

1) joyful; 

2) Ganden Monastery; 

3) Tushita Heaven


Tushita; one of {'dod lha rigs drug} six classes of desire gods. 1) happy, joyful. 2) Tushita Heaven, the Joyous Land, the fourth heaven in the realm of desire gods. 3) Ganden [Monastery], a large monastery of the Gelukpa order near Lhasa in Central Tibet. 4) the dwelling place of {byams pa}. Tushita. 'The Joyous', n. of the Pure Land of the thousand Buddhas of this aeon, inhabited only by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. The heavenly realm in which lord Maitreya resides awaiting his appearance in this world as the next buddha. 1) Tushita, the Tushita heaven. 2) Ganden Monastery; Syn {ri bo dge ldan dgon pa} the monastery of Ganden