Category Archives: Pilgrimages

Bhutan Pilgrimage—Day 5

Sunday, March 27 | Bhumthang In the 8th century Guru Rinpoche was invited by the king of Bhumthang to cure his illness which was found to be caused by local demons. Guru Rinpoche traveled to Bhumthang, entered a cave and meditated for there for three months, subduing the local demons and leaving his body imprint […]

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Bhutan Pilgrimage—Day 8

Wednesday, March 30 | Thimphu to Paro In the morning, before departing for Paro, a small group set off to visit the King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk Memorial Chorten, where the shrine was dedicated to Vajrakilaya, and joined local people in circumambulating the chorten. After a visit to a textile centre and an art gallery, the […]

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Bhutan Pilgrimage—Day 9

Thursday, March 31 | Pilgrimage to Drak Karpo On this day, the group visited Drak Karpo (Split Rock), a site located above a system of caves. Inside the Yutok Temple is the actual cave where Guru Rinpoche did his retreat. Outside the group circumambulated a huge stone which it is said that Guru Rinpoche removed […]

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