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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Sitting amidst a high-country pine forest on the Tibetan Plateau, the Temple of the Five Wisdom Buddhas is regarded as one of the most sacred of locations for Kham Tibetans. The temple dates back seven hundred years. Devotees come from throughout the region to pray for good health and to be blessed with children. To raise their karma, they release chickens and other animals previously slated for slaughter and afterward, they walk clockwise around the grounds in meditation.

We got to Ringha late in the afternoon. As we made our way in, the wind whispered amidst the trees and stupas as the flags that seemed to adorn everything flapped gently in the wind, releasing their mantras and prayers to the heavens. In the waning sunshine, we made our way around the hill, stopping now and then to take in the view but mainly, we walked in silence, in awe of the sacredness of the place.

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Written by xinapray

July 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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