November 22, 2012
Tricycle pilgrim receives blessing from Khenpo Khatar Rinpoche at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, which the the group visited yesterday. A 40km drive from Kathmandu, the monastery sits atop the Himalayan foothills, offering stunning views. It was built at Namo Buddha, where, in a former life, the Buddha is said to have saved a starving Tigress and her cubs by offering himself as food. A stupa was built on the site and is considered one of the holiest places in Nepal.
We're all grateful to have made the visit. Happy Thanksgiving!
Image: Khatar Rinpoche offers Tricycle pilgrims blessings. © Risto Kuulasmaa.