Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama. Yeah, it's old alright. It's also where the palace for the Panchen Lama is, though currently the Panchen Lama is in Beijing, though most don't consider him the real Panchen Lama. (an interesting article about the current Panchen lama and the drama is here )

Another Giant Buddha

Dragons adorn the top of the door

A giant stupa and beautiful mandala above on the ceiling. I had to sneak the photo so no flash.

this is why i needed to sneak it. 125yuan is around $20

worshippers ring the bell before entering.

old monk in a walkway

me and the old fellow

me and some young fellows

The Gyeni Chanting Hall

very old prayer wheels

the monastery is surrounded by numerous prayer wheels on the hillsides.


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