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Mountain View

February 7, 2013

In this clip, one can see Jampa Gompa, a 1000 year old monastery at roughly 4000 meters above sea level.  Inside is a one-story statue of Maitreya Buddha as well as numerous priceless wall paintings and frescoes done with natural pigments made from stone and plants.

One catches a view of the 8 stupas, or chortens in Tibetan, in front of the monastery.  These are monuments representing enlightened body, speech, and mind.

It is Autumn, in this video, and the barley is ready for harvest.  Men and women wake early in the morning to harvest before the sun comes up as this is the best time to cut the barley.

Dolpo’s pastoral nature and mountain peaks invoke a sense of calm when one travels there.  In a busy city where time is money and money is time, it is nice to be reminded that there are places where time practically stands still, money doesn’t mean everything, and life is permitted to rest and breathe.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2013 10:49 am

    Beautiful. Peaceful.

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