Sunday, February 24, 2008


The entry to the mane cave of Maratika, the Long Life Cave, where Buddha Amitayus blessed Guru Rinpoche and his consort Mandarava with immortality.

A panoramic view of the place I stayed there, the so called Manjushri-Hill, being blessed by Manjushri.

The Sangha (monastic community) of Maratika together with guests.

The monastery of Maratika. Right next to it is the gathering place of the Hindus, who also consider Maratika to be a sacred site.

Losar, the Tibetan new year, is extensively celebrated with meals and tea. This is a tent in front of my room at Maratika. With me were 20 nuns from Trulshik Rinpoche's monastery, the 15 monks of Maratika, the Lama of Maratika and the Maratika-Tulku and few others.

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