Friday, September 16, 2005
Rare snow at Nagi Gompa
After spending a couple of years in Sikkim and in the mountains of Nepal, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was asked by the 16th Karmapa to take residence at Nagi Gompa, situated on the northern slope of the Kathmandu Valley. In those days, the early 1960s, there was no road, and all provisions and building materials were carirried by hand -- a real hermitage. Over the years, a road was laid, and there is now electricity, water in pipes from the spring above to the more than hundred nuns, two centers for three-years retreats, and the main temple where Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche lived until 1996. This photo was taken last year during the yearly Ngakso Drubchen ceremonies, graced by a gentle descent of beautiful snowflakes.