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Yiga Choeling Buddhist Monastery

by on Feb.23, 2013, under On the Road, Shaheb Cafe

[10/31/13 – Supernatural Skeptics Don’t Know What They’re Missing.  “I try contacting the spirit world before live audiences to keep an element of hope simmering on the back burner of my mind.” - read Jeffrey Stanley’s latest in the Washington Post]

 

Built in 1850.  Also called Ghum or Ghoom Monastery in the town of Ghum just outside of Darjeeling in northern India.   Dig the wrathful deities.  Photos taken January 2013.

Cheepu
Cheepu
That's Cheepu guarding the gate. Cheepu eats snakes and is one of the Tibetan Buddhist "wrathful deities."
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Ghum Monastery
Ghum Monastery
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Giant prayer wheel about 8 feet tall.
Giant prayer wheel about 8 feet tall.
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Another giant prayer wheel about 8 feet tall.
Another giant prayer wheel about 8 feet tall.
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Maitraya Buddha (the Coming Buddha) in the main temple.
Maitraya Buddha (the Coming Buddha) in the main temple.
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Awesome wallpaper, eh?
Awesome wallpaper, eh?
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Maitraya Buddha up close.
Maitraya Buddha up close.
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Amazing.
Amazing.
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Tibetan "wrathful deity" Mahakala; the Buddhist version of Hindu god Shiva.
Tibetan "wrathful deity" Mahakala; the Buddhist version of Hindu god Shiva.
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Green Tara, a female version of the Buddha.
Green Tara, a female version of the Buddha.
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Cheepu eating snakes again.
Cheepu eating snakes again.
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Another of the Tibetan wrathful deities.
Another of the Tibetan wrathful deities.
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Yet another of the wrathful deities.
Yet another of the wrathful deities.
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IMG_1027.JPG
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Prayer wheels.
Prayer wheels.
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Mahakala again.
Mahakala again.
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That's no painting. That's Mount Kachenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world after nearby Mt. Everest and K2 in the same range.
That's no painting. That's Mount Kachenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world after nearby Mt. Everest and K2 in the same range.
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Time to Free Tibet

by on Feb.18, 2013, under On the Road, Politics, Shaheb Cafe

(News Flash: Jeffrey Stanley’s BONEYARDS reincarnates in Philly this June at the Art Church of West Philadelphia as part of the 2015 SoLow FestTickets and full details here.)

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Enjoy these 16 images I took in January, 2013 at the Tibetan Refugee  Self-Help Centre in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India in the foothills of the Himalayas just over the mountain from Tibet.  And if you support the idea that it’s time for China to get out of Tibet and leave the people and their natural resources alone then feel free to share the images with others.

Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center Orphanage
Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center Orphanage
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Welfare Center for Tibetan Children
Welfare Center for Tibetan Children
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"Welfare Centre for Tibetan Children, donated by National Christian Council, Aug. 1963
"Welfare Centre for Tibetan Children, donated by National Christian Council, Aug. 1963
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Refugee Centre Store
Refugee Centre Store
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Workshop where some of the handicrafts are made that are sold in the store.
Workshop where some of the handicrafts are made that are sold in the store.
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Your purchase will help the people of this centre; our products are not sold outside shop.
Your purchase will help the people of this centre; our products are not sold outside shop.
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This site of 3.8060 acres is the gift of The American Emergency Committee for Tibetan Refugees, September 1964. Save Tibet.
This site of 3.8060 acres is the gift of The American Emergency Committee for Tibetan Refugees, September 1964. Save Tibet.
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Original site of the centre started in October 1959 with four workers and two rooms.
Original site of the centre started in October 1959 with four workers and two rooms.
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Intro to the Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels on the premises.
Intro to the Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels on the premises.
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Om Mani Padme Hum (or hung)
Om Mani Padme Hum (or hung)
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Prayer wheels.
Prayer wheels.
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Refugee handicrafts worker.
Refugee handicrafts worker.
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More refugee handicrafts workers.
More refugee handicrafts workers.
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Another refugee handicrafts worker.
Another refugee handicrafts worker.
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Rug in progress.
Rug in progress.
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Rug in progress.
Rug in progress.
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