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Trance and Tradition in the Himalaya

To tell about Kungri Monastery one needs to talk about Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche first. The Rinpoche is Bhutanese, holds the title of a reincarnated lama, and is a high ranking spiritual authority in his country. 1,823 more words

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Asking - Rakhi Soman

A gaze full of sky

Darkens breathlessly…

Seamless grey clouds

Lower upon

Quiet dry windowpanes…

Whiffs of thirsting earth

Breeze in…

Fireflies aflame

Swim under the sultry green… 151 more words

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What are you Grateful for?

It is Thanksgiving, the day where in a special way we give thanks to Almighty God for so many blessings!  What are the monks thankful for? 7 more words

Daily Life

The Daily Life in Phuktal Gompa (Monastery), India

**Please note that a lot of the information here is based on the research during my visit in the fall of 2015. It is gathered from the answers of monks, students, teachers living there and my own observation. 7,675 more words


A Bit on The Now

I haven’t written about meditation in some time. Mostly because things have been evolving so much this year that I would invalidate any of my beliefs a month later. 368 more words

Ritual Dance

Skirts and dancing nearly  always go well together.

This is the Cham Ritual Dance. 56 more words


10 Handmade Christmas Gifts From Monks and Nuns

We’ve never been keen on Black Friday—however … there is something to be said for getting shopping done this week so you can get the most out of Advent, as… 503 more words