In Tuva to the sermons and lectures came from the Indian monk Shivalha Rinpoche. He has initiated the so-called. "High spiritual realization" and the title of "Geshe", which means the doctor of Buddhist philosophy. The representative of the monastic tradition of the Gelugpa school, which adhere to Tuva for the third time visiting this Russian republic. This was reported by Itar-Tass news service of the Tuvan government but did not explain what "gelukpa school." Announced only that Geshe for three months ahead in the temples of Tuva is a lecturer in philosophy, will hold a ritual of purification and blessing, prayer services will serve the good citizens of the republic. A senior monk took the head of the republic in Kyzyl Sholban Kara-ool, telling his guest that among his ancestors were also Buddhist lama. A Geshe said that with the support of the inhabitants of Tuva, a dormitory built for Samlah Tuvan monks, novices who receive higher religious education in his native monastery Drepung Goman. Currently 52% of the 311-thousand population of Tuva considered themselves Buddhists. What is the Gelugpa school of Buddhist Gelugpa school, which in Tibetan means "the law of virtue," was founded in Tibet in the early XV century. Tszonhavy monk. Head of School, who is also rector of the main monastery Galdan, bears the title Gyalwa ("Winner") and is considered the embodiment of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig). The influence of the Gelugpa school quickly spread and strengthened with the construction of large monasteries Galdan (1409), Braybun (1416), Sulphur (1419) near the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and Tashilhunpo (1447) in Western Tibet. Having established in the middle of the XVI century. by Mongol rule over Tibet, and securing it by means of the Chinese who controlled Tibet's relations with the outside world, the Gelugpa school of spread to Mongolia, Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tuva, and China (mainly as a court cult). The doctrine of the school is based in the Indian tradition, the teachings of the Madhyamika-prasanghikov, and in Tibetan – the provisions of the Kadampa school. The followers of the Gelugpa school has been developed doctrine of the "powers of the way", or lamas, Rome, under the guidance of Lama-teacher. The value of teacher-mentor in the Gelugpa is so great that the principle of reverence to the obschebuddiyskomu Three Jewels – Buddha, his teachings (dharma) and monastic community (Sangha) – added to the fourth position of the worship of lamas (teachers). The internal unity of the school is ensured by strict statutes requiring celibacy of the monks, the rejection of alcohol and meat, a systematic improvement of education and a thorough implementation of the established rituals.