Erdene zuu Monastery
zuu Monastery in Mongolia
ERDENE ZUU MONASTERY
The name ‘zuu’ attracts peoples’ attention and we’re always being asked how we came up with the name.
In 2006 we were inspired by the Buddhist monks from the magnificent Erdene Zuu Monastery in Mongolia. Based on the site of Genghis Khan’s ancient capital of Kharakhorum, Erdene Zuu became a monastery in 1586 until the temples were destroyed in 1939 during the state religious purge.
It’s the idea of living in peace and harmony with technology and being at one with the world around us that really appealed.