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Monastery vs. Lamasery — What's the Difference?

Monastery vs. Lamasery — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Monastery and Lamasery

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Monastery

A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church, or temple, and may also serve as an oratory, or in the case of communities anything from a single building housing only one senior and two or three junior monks or nuns, to vast complexes and estates housing tens or hundreds.
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Lamasery

In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.
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Monastery

A community of persons, especially monks, bound by vows to a religious life and often living in partial or complete seclusion.
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Lamasery

(Buddhism) A monastery for lamas.
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Monastery

The dwelling place of such a community.
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Lamasery

A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.
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Monastery

A residence for monks or others who have taken religious vows.
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Lamasery

A monastery for lamas
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Monastery

A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; - more rarely applied to such a house for females.
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Monastery

The residence of a religious community
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