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Photos: Nuwakot and Yeshe Tsogyal

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Chhabdi Barahi

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Kathmandu Impressions

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | Views [1173]

Kathmandu Impressions  I had forgotten how drawn I am to this city despite its chaotic feel.  The ride from the airport crossed the same dirt alleyways they had on previous trips and there were still mounds of trash in the streams and ... Read more >


Namo Buddha

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | Views [1058]

Namo Buddha  Namo Buddha is the site where according to the Jataka Tales , Gautama Saykamuni in an earlier life offered his body to a hungry tigress so that she could feed her young.  This is one of the previous life events that prepared ... Read more >


Photos: Pharping

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Namo Buddha

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Boudanath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Pashupatinath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Pashupatinath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [1654]

Pashupatinath  Pashupatinath is the most famous Hindu site in Nepal.  It is also the central cremation ground lying directly on the sacred Bagmati River that winds its way through the capital city.  The main temple is only open to ... Read more >


Boudanath

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [713]

  Boudanath  Boudanath is the largest stupa in Nepal, 43 m. tall,   and is a major Buddhist pilgrimage site.   The kora around the stupa is perhaps also the most famous in Nepal and while it isn’t long, (it is just ... Read more >


Pharping

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | Views [4731]

Pharping  Pharping is a small village SW of Kathmandu and one that if one didn’t know what was there would be easy to overlook as there are just a couple of dirt roads with vending stalls for local trade. Outside of the town on the hillside, ... Read more >


Photos: Kathamandu Select Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Patan Select Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Sankhu Vajrayogini Temple

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Sankhu Vajrayogini

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Views [2694]

  Sankhuyogini   Vajrayogini is associated with the founding of the Kathmandu Valley.  According to a number of legends, there was a large lake here in primordial times where the buddhas and bodhisattvas would come to meditate.... Read more >


A Sample of Kathmandu Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Views [2840]

Kathmandu Buddhist Shrines, Caityas and Temples Buddhist Kathmandu is built in the shape of an ancient sword, like the one the Bodhisattva Manjushri wields.   Manjushri is the patron bodhisattva of the Kathmandu Valley as he was the one ... Read more >


Patan's Buddhist Sites

Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | Views [4355]

Patan Sacred Sites We started the day’s exploration of Buddhist goddess sites a bit outside of Patan City proper in Chabagaun.The Vajravahari temple at Chabagaun is locally called Duetcho, which is an indication of some of the confusion that ... Read more >


Nuwakot & Yeshe Tsogyal

Saturday, 9 Nov 2013 | Views [813]

Nuwakot and Yeshe Tsogyal Chaitya   We, (the driver. Manish my guide and Tribhuvan University Buddhist Studies colleague, and I) left fairly early in the morning as we weren’t sure if we could take a shortcut from Tanahue to Nuwakot ... Read more >


Chhabdi Bahari

Saturday, 9 Nov 2013 | Views [1399]

Chhabdi (Chhapti) Bahari near Tanahue, Pokara Region   Chhabdi Barahi is the worship and pilgrimage site of a fish headed goddess that made herself known about two hundred years ago.  At that time the locals used to fish in a small pond ... Read more >


Durbar Sq., Kathmandu and Tihar Festival

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Views [563]

Kathmandu and Tihar Festival  I arrived in Kathmandu from Chengdu after a wonderful flight over the Tibetan Himalayas.  The clouds skirted the snow-covered mountain peaks, creating a fluffy blanket on the valleys. Mt Everest, the goddess ... Read more >


Photos: Kathmandu, Durbar Sq. and Tahir Festival

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery


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