Chim-puk Hermitage is a warren of caves that was once a retreat for Guru Rinpoche, located northeast of Samye. Out of the monastery, there’s a path leading east through some fields. The path crosses through desert-like territory for a couple of hours befo read more...
Mindroling Monastery (pronounced MINH-droh-lyng, not Mind-Rolling) is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Tendrak Lingpa's lineage is known as the Nyo lineage. Mindroling, in read more...
Namcha Barwa (officially: Namjag Barwa; Tibetan in Wylie transliteration: gnam lcags 'bar ba; Chinese: 南迦巴瓦峰, Pinyin: Nánjiābāwǎ Fēng) is a mountain in the Tibetan Himalaya. It forms the eastern anchor of the Himalayan chain, and is the easternmost mo read more...
King Cypress (also known as Great Cypress, or as Tibetans call it "the God of Tree") is a giant cypress tree (Cupressus gigantea) in Tibet (about 50 meters high, 5.8 meters in diameter, 0.165 acre of crown-projection-area and calculated age of 2 read more...