Pilgrimage to Namo Buddha, Nepal - 27 November 2005
During the weekend, Khenpo and students visited Namo Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. The site is located in the mountains about 2 and a half hours from Kathmandu. It is known as the place where the Buddha, (in a previous life as a prince), out of great compassion for the starving tigress and her cubs, selflessly offered his body to them as their food. There is a cave with statues of the prince, the tigress and the cubs on this site. Namo Buddha is otherwise known by Tibetans and people of the Himalayan regions as 'Takmo Lu Jin', which is literally 'Tigress Body Generosity'.
The visit gave rise to lots of inspiration for all the students, reflecting on the great qualities of the Buddha and how he perfected his 'Generosity'. May all perfect the Paramita of Generosity like the Buddha!
Images from the Pilgrimage to Namo Buddha
Buddha Feeding the Tiger in Previous Life
Butter Lamps at Namo Buddha
At Namo Buddha
Stupas at Namo Buddha
Taking a Meal