Gemini & Virgo Samye Gompa the oldest monastery in Tibet

Gemini & Virgo Samye Gompa the oldest monastery in Tibet

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Samye Gompa is the oldest monastery in Tibet. It is located in the two Mercury signs Gemini and Virgo  photo:Tsui license:ccsa2.0

Samye Gompa – Central Temple

Astrology and Sacred Sites:  Gemini & Virgo Samye Gompa the oldest monastery in Tibet

The monastery of Samye Gompa was constructed in 775, under the guidance of the great tantric master Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and Śāntarakṣita the abbot of the Indian monastic university of Nalanda. Padmasambhava personally led the inauguration of the temple. The meaning of Samye is “beyond all imagination” and Samye Gompa was designed in the form of a mandala.

Samye Gompa the first and oldest Buddhist monastery in Tibet was built in the constellation of the earth sign Virgo with the air sign Gemini. This applies to morphogenetic radius/field level 3, which shows how the place is embedded in the surrounding area. The position in Gemini reflects the fact that the site lies at an important road crossing and indicates that training and education were main reasons for building the monastery here. Virgo the sign of Indian yoga, monk and meditation culture stands for celibacy, abstinence and self-cleaning and other important aspects of monastic life here.

The astrological combination of Gemini with Virgo may indicate that strategic considerations were decisive for choosing the construction site. It was chosen as an ideal place for an outpost inteded to spread Buddhism to Tibet. In regard to the entities of the spiritual plane, the constellation hints at the resonance with beings of the realms of nature and plants such as dwarfs, gnomes and elves.

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