Tsogon Geden Choling monastery, Tibet 2012
Like to see the pictures as Large as your screen? Than why not click on the Slideshow : www.flickr.com/photos/reurinkjan/sets/72157622436074363/s... The local monastery, Tsogon Geden Choling on the outskirts of the town Tso མཚོ་རྫོང་ (Ch Hezuo) has a nine-story tower replica of Sekhar Gutok, which dominates the skyline. The original foundation of this monastery is dated 1673 and an inspirational self-originated image of Milarepa, which had been offered by Shar Kalden Gyatso of Repkong to the…
One of the striking things about these temples was how they were perched on the mountainside. 100 years ago I would have been climbing to the peak to find the all-knowing wise monk-hermit looking for the answers to life's questions. Though I was tempted, I did not ask anyone how they got the caramel inside the caramilk bar.
Zhabten Lhakhang monastery,Tibet, Labrang
Like to see the pictures as Large as your screen? Than why not take the Slideshow : www.flickr.com/photos/reurinkjan/sets/72157622436074363/s... Tsokchen Dukhang Tosamling monastery in the foreground and Zhabten Lhakhang monastery in the background. footprintbooks.com/guidebooks/SouthAsia.cfm?ccs=76&cs... In the town of Labrang (Sangchu county capital) The monastery complex dominates the northern part of the village. The white walls and golden roofs feature a blend of Tibetan architectural…
10 Amazing Buddhist Monasteries
Monasticism is one of the most fundamental institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns are responsible for preserving and spreading Buddhist teachings, as well as educating and guiding Buddhist followers. Buddhist monasteries emerged from the practice of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks