Samye Monastery

Lhasa, China
Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaIn the courtyardLhasa, ChinaLhasaChina16th Karmapa (sorry it's blurry)Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaMore carvings next to the large BuddhaLhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaHappened on a traditional dance performance in Lhasa during the Yogurt Festival this August. An old woman looks on, clutching her Buddhist prayer...Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThe mountain across fro Tsurphu is associated with Mahakala, a Dharma protector. There are natural manifestations on this hill and medicinal plants...Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThis Lama, a disciple of the previous Karmapa, was instrumental in rebuilding Tsurphu.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaChenrezi, Buddha of CompassionLhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThis is all that is left from the previous statue.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThe mountain behind Tsurphu is associated with Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion, there are hermitages up on the hillLhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThis cow and I shared a moment lolLhasa, ChinaLhasaChina8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, I believeLhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaAtisha's Talking Tara Temple outside Lhasa. Atisha was a great master who came from India to bring Buddhist teachings to Tibet.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaBuddha carved into a rock wall near the Temple commemorating the passing of Atisha. The previous Temple was destroyed as were almost all the...Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaTsa tsa's, little clay chortens and buddha images. This was probably some type of burial place, not sure.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThis is a sacred relic, inside the crystal stupa is the piece that you see a picture of at the bottom. When one of the Karmapa's was cremated(don't...Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaFresco of Atisha. Except for special occasion pictures were not allowed inside templesSamye Monastery, Lhasa, ChinaSamye MonasteryLhasa, ChinaLooking SO cool :-PLhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaI discovered this thing on my way back, not sure what it was but it had buddha's carved into it and many tsa tsa's.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaThey let us take pictures inside Tsurphu :) i believe this is the 1st Karmapa.Lhasa, ChinaLhasaChinaVery large Buddha inside, this was probably 30ft high. the 1st Karmapa had a dream where he was told to make a very large Buddha that could be seen...
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