Though not as well known outside of Tibet compared to Mt Kailash, Amne Machin (Amnye Machen) is the most sacred peak in eastern Tibet. It is located in the remote Golok region and rises to an altitude of 6282m/20,610 ft. Each year, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims trek the circuit around the peak.
Love, tranquility and wisdom. These are my mantras, my teachers, my guides. I didn’t truly understand them until very recently and now they are embedded in my being.
Love that is whole, love that gives life to my soul. It radiates through me and out allowing me to share my soul with the world. It is all encompassing, no judgement, no barriers, just LOVE.
Tranquility, that deep inner peace that has always been there but I had forgotten. It eases me, and allows my soul to renew daily. The need to rush is no longer there instead I look to being grounded, balanced, and let softness, compassion and kindness take over.
Wisdom, it’s the magic I learnt from my journey. The stories people shared with me, interwoven with mine. The awareness that has awakened within my soul, guiding me with each step. Consciousness growing as I continue on my path.
Postcards from Tengboche and Pangboche.
All is well on this front. We are adjusting to altitude slowly but also to a different sort of living. What was at first shocking has begun to feel normal - views, food, yaks, hanging bridges, Sherpa smiles, the 4 other strangers that now seem like old friends. We attended a ceremony at the Tengboche monastery as the monks prepared for a celebration next week. The group was in agreement that it was one of the coolest things we’ve seen - chanting and prayers for over 2 hours. I stayed up and read a book about Buddhism. I have too many thoughts and learnings and curiosities to write here. Thanks for tagging along.
PRAYER FLAGS // the mantras printed on the flags are carried on the wind and believed to spread goodwill and positive energy wherever they go. They are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods and the five colors represent the five elements: blue symbolizes the sky and space, white the air and wind, red the fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow the earth. Health and harmony are the result of the balance of the five elements. #prayerflags#nepal#buddhism#fiveelements#findingneverland#mantras
SAFARI FOTOGRÁFICO CHINA Y TIBET
DÍA 9: PERGAMINOS TIBETANOS
En Tibet, nada cautiva más a los viajeros que su gente.
Dicen aquí que la sonrisa es el comienzo del camino hacia la paz.
Y, por eso, ellos siempre sonríen al saludarte.
Son rostros serenos que parecen no saber de enojos.
Están en las calles, en los templos, en los monasterios…
En Tibet, da gusto observar esos rostros.
Y luego, quizás, pedirles una foto que ellos casi siempre agradecen con esa sonrisa serena.
Como aquél anciano con su piel convertida en pergamino que encontré en la puerta de un monasterio.
Tras el saludo y la sonrisa, se quedó mirando hacia la luz que venía desde el exterior.
Tenía los ojos gastados, afectados por las cataratas.
Como él, tras la foto, miré ese sol que venía desde afuera.
Please, please, please say hi to the absolutely amazing @me_andmy_mutts aka Holly!!! Life for Holly hasn’t always been so wonderful. She’s had some really really hard times BUT instead of calling it quits she stepped up to the plate and has been killing it in the positive life department ever since. I’m going to turn it over to Holly to share her story. “I went in 2010 actually and trekked to Everest Base Camp. It was my #1 bucket list trip and honestly a religious experience being there, not to sound cliche. It made me realize that there is a higher power when I looked at the landscape and mountains there. They are sooo majestic and I had never seen anything as beautiful as that in my life, and still feel that way. The aura and vibe there is one of peace, simplicity and love. The Nepalese in the mountains are kind, caring, respectful and grateful for everything they have, which is nothing in American standards. It taught me that life isn’t about how much one has in fact, but about people don’t need much just to be happy and #PeacefullyElevated 🙏🏻 I go that place in my mind often to center myself...remembering the sounds of the wind, the yak bells ringing as they walk along the trail, and the children laughing and playing. You are greeted with “Namaste” by every villager, adults and children alike. 🕉 I’ll stop there...I could go on forever...it was a place the changed my life and taught me to slow down and enjoy this thing called life 🙏🏻❤️” Sometimes we get knocked down, beat up, run over and whipped by life BUT that never means you have to give up. Choose to be happy, choose to push through the hard times and learn to be positive each and everyday. Life’s problems will never go away but we can choose to deal with them productively and be positive with each new outcome.
Thank you so much Holly. You truly are an inspiration. You had a rough go but realized happiness and being positive to others was the real answer. Keep spreading peace wherever you go. We think your light shines so bright!!!
May we never lose hope
May we never lose faith
May we never lose trust
In ourselves, in each other
May the wind consecrate our dreams, and our deepest soul felt prayers
May the wind scatter them to the four corners of the world
May our Love receive and fulfill all
May it be so
And so it is
By Tamu Ngina ;-)