Sunday, January 21, 2007

Chasing the dog around the stupa

Working for the enlightenment of all beings, members of the shedra east chased two dogs and a chicken around the stupa at Namo Buddha, Kathmandu Valley.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Some Photos from the Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage

This was taken on the way to Namo Buddha, on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, the site at which Buddha, in his previous life as Prince Mahasattva, offered his body to save the lives of a hungry tigress and her cubs.

The stupa at Namo Buddha, which is said to contain the the hair and bones of Prince Mahasattva. According to one account, the stupa was hidden underground and miraculously appeared when Buddha Shakyamuni clapped his hands.

The sacred stupa of Swayambhu, known to Tibetans as Pakpa Shingkun, in the golden twilight.

Shedra Students Meet Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

The shedra students went to Shechen Monastery in Boudha on Sunday to meet Rabjam Rinpoche, the grandson and Dharma heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who kindly offered some precious words of advice on how to combine study and practice, and shared some entertaining and inspiring memories of his own experiences whilst studying with his incredible teachers.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The quest for the Vajrasattva thangka

Stefan and David trying to get a photo of a beautiful Vajrasattva thangka at Shechen monastery in Kathmandu. Despite of all efforts, this day a good photo of this image could not be taken - but the quest will continue...