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Tibetan Buddhist Gompas

Gompas or Gönpas (Tibetan: དགོན་པ།, dgon pa “remote place”, Sanskrit araṇya), also known as ling ( gling) The designs and interior details of gompas vary from region to region, they all have a central prayer hall furnished with a Buddha statue and benches that nuns...


Reaching for the Beyond : :

Chiu Gompa built into the cliffs on a hill on the shores of Lake Manasarovar in Tibet Lake Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej River which is the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the...


Spiti Valley – Untamed Wilderness

Such a feeling of vastness overcomes me every time I visit Spiti valley, high up in the Indian Himalayas. I love to watch the Spiti river which is constantly changing as the sunlight reflects on it. Often it seems to be made of pure silver,...

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Buddha Statue in rock

Close to the village of Mulbekh there is a large Maitreya Buddha or Buddha-to-come on the roadside traveling between Leh and Kargil. It is directly on the roadside. Called the Chamba statue some people believe it dates to the Kushan period in the early centuries...

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