Tag Archives: Guru Rinpoche

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 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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Bhutan Pilgrimage—Day 10

Friday, April 1 | Paro Taktsang (The Tiger’s Nest) The group members made an early departure for trail-head of Paro Taktsang. Rinpoche wasted no time beginning the steep climb through a pine forest with the group members scrambling behind. A few chose to ride pack mules which would take them half-way to the sacred cluster […]

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Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s Group Pilgrimage to Bhutan

The entire country of Bhutan has been shaped by the immense blessings and remarkable activities of Guru Rinpoche who came to the area in the 8th century. Through his countless manifestations, every mountain, cliff, lake and forest has been blessed—something that can be immediately sensed by the pilgrim who steps into this sacred land. In […]

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