Bhutan 不丹2014 - Paro - Tiger Nest

 Tiger Nest - Taktsang Monastery (Paro)

 It is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months.

The demons who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism were subdued and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism.

During the end of the 17 century, a monastery was built on the spot where the Guru Rinpoche mediated

and it is a pilgrimage site for every Tibetan Buddhist. 

The hike, which is a uphill climb takes about 3 to 5 hours through pine forests. 

The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley.

I was looking forward to meet His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche & family.

I've known His Holiness and Grandpa since 2010.

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