TA ASA REVIEW VOLUME 32 NO.3 – TAASA Review September 2023


This article was originally found in the September 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 27).

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built in 1648 to house the administrative arm of Tibet’s theocratic government, and the ‘red’ palace built in 1694 to house the monastic community.

Judy provided an admirably compact account of the development of the building, in the context of the complex history of Tibet and the Dalai Lama lineage from about the 7th century to modern times.

The cultural importance and aesthetic appeal of the Potala complex and its rich treasures were well illustrated...