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Drak Yerpa, Lhasa

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  • The visit to Drak Yerpa was on the last day of a 10 day trip. It turned out that this was no mistake on the part of the tour company (tibetanguide.com). Even having visited Everest Base Camp the walk ...  more »
  • The most picturesque place in the Lhasa area. Retreat Center (cave complex for in-depth meditation) founded the first Dharma king of Tibet Songtsen Gampo.
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  • Monastery Jerpa (Jerpa Brag, Jerpa Fights, The Druk Jerpa). As it turned out, this was one of the most memorable excursions because of incredible beauty. Monastery (base 7 century AD), located at an altitude of approximately 4200 to 4400 includes a temple and a number of ancient meditation caves. These caves are one of the earliest known meditation sites and, of course, they are bound by the King of Tibet Songtsen Gampo. In one of the caves a good half hour promeditiroval our guru Sasha m. near the monastery and caves is the so-called "Hill of heaven cemetery. This is a small area on the hill where "bury the dead" brought from the neighborhood. Funeral quite peculiar. For lack of wood for cremation, as well as the impossibility of burials at an altitude of 4500 m, relatives of dead last or they are chopped into pieces and fed to the Egyptian. Such celestial funerals cemeteries near the Holy places is very honorable and very costly.
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