DAILY PHOTO: Thangka Paintings Around India

Taken at Lamayuru Temple in Ladakh in August of 2016

 

Taken at Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley in August of 2016

 

Taken at Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe in March of 2014

 

Taken at McLeod Ganj in June of 2015

DAILY PHOTO: Namdroling Thangka

Taken in March of 2014 at the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe (south Karnataka)

Taken in March of 2014 at the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe (south Karnataka)

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DAILY PHOTO: Namdroling Temple

Taken in March of 2014

Taken in March of 2014 at Bylakuppe.

The large photo is of Pema Norbu Rinpoche, the 11th head of the Palyul Nyingma Buddhist tradition. He passed away (achieving Parinirvana in the lingo of Buddhism) in March of 2009. At the end of July of 2014, the new Rinpoche will be enthroned.

 

DAILY PHOTO: Snow Lion Guardian

Taken March 29, 2014 at Namdroling Monastery.

Taken March 29, 2014 at Namdroling Monastery.

Check out the mustache and dual goatee. This Snow Lion temple guardian is located on the steps of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, India. Fun fact: Some believe that the milk of a snow lion can restore health to an ailing body… but not the body of the person trying to milk a snow lion.

DAILY PHOTO: The Red Door

Taken March 29, 2014 at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe.

Taken March 29, 2014 at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe.

Doors stir the curiosity. One wonders what’s on the other side–particularly when the door is as pimped out as this one. This isn’t even the main door. It’s a side door, hidden by vegetation and easily missed.