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During the summer Shashi and Chakra have been busy painting in Kathmandu, surviving the monsoon. This thangka of Amitabha’s western paradise, Sukhavati (བདེ་བ་ཅན་ཞིང་སྒྲུབ) was commissioned by an overseas collector, but is now available to buy. If you are interested to see more detail or already know that you love it, […]

Red Amitabha Thangka – འོད་དཔག་མེད།


The written history of Chhairo records that Lama Chhiwang Thilen founded the gompa in the 16th century. The first incarnation was born in the Sherchan family in Tukuche, but no further details are known. The second reincarnation was born into the Gauchan family and Tukuche people recall that five or […]

The Third Tulku


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After a long road journey down from Tukuche five of the boys arrived in Kathmandu after an overnight stop in Pokhara. They will now live at the Karma Kagyu monastery, Karma Samtenling, in Swayambhunath, under the abbot Lama Gyaltsen. (L-R, Jamyang Tashi, Dawa Tsering, Pema Gyalpo, Lama Gyaltsen, Anil Sherpa, […]

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