The only women’s Buddhist temple in Russia was opened in Ulan-Ude in 2000. Translated from Tibetan, its name means “Prosperous and Noble Monastery”, and the services are held by female Lamas. Datsan’s acolytes believe that a woman opens her heart easier to another woman, although this datsan is open for everyone. Datsan’s construction is tied to the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Buryatia in 1992, who suggested to open a women’s datsan during a meeting with religious organizations of Buryatia. According to him, a women’s datsan would contribute to the friendship of peoples who live on Buryat land.