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Tibet Travel log 10: The Home of the Hermit

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In the Dzochen valley in Tibet, past the village, the monasteries and the retreat centers, all the way up at the end of the valley, where the paths stop and you have to find your way by trial and error, you can find the meditation caves where the hermits stay. Pilgrims visit the lower caves, the caves higher up are left alone. The place and the nature are pristine.

It is truly  ‘the Home of the Hermit’, as the nature, the prayer flags and the orange footsteps of his predecessors are all in perfect tune with his breathing.

In this tranquil, timeless place away from the world important Tibetan Buddhist books have been written and lama’s meditated for years on end.

All pictures: Dzochen, Sichuan Tibet, May 2011.


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Written by Marieke ten Wolde

September 21, 2012 at 08:51

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