Wednesday, August 24, 2005

On the trail from Fortress Peak through Tsangsar County

We are back on the trail between Fortress Peak and Dechen Ling (the Sanctuary of Great Bliss), splendid names, aren’t they? And the autumn weather was to die for. The photo I wanted to share with you here was taken under a juniper grove while our horses relaxed in the midday sun. On the map, the two retreat places may be near, but Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s father and guru lived two days apart by horse ride. And a most spectacular ride it is!
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche rode along these trails many times, from childhood until he left for Tibet, never to return to Nangchen again.

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