A monk behind a window inside the Tashilumpo Monastery, located in Shigatse, Tibet. Tashilumpo Monastery: With the peak Drolmari (Tara's Mountain) in the background, the monastery of Tashilunpo shines every day at dawn. It is located west of Shigatse. The Monastery, also known as 'Mind of Gloria', was founded in 1447 by the sovereign and a disciple of Tsongkhapa (founder of the sect Gelukpa) Gendun Drup. Gendun Drup was appointed the first Dalai Lama after his death. Because of its association with the founder of Geluk, the monastery is considered one of the most important monastery of the Geluk order.