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2004 Ray Kreisel
The start of the trip to Cholung followed the Brahmaputra river.
Parts of the route we walked and for part we got a ride in the
back of truck.
Sunset form Cholung monastery.
One of those digital camera self portraits.
The room we stayed in at Cholung is the one with black paint
around the windows.
The killer guard dog at the monastery, whom Christine called
Stupa near Cholung monastery.
These solar reflectors are used all over Tibet to boil water
and cook food.
A Tibetan guy from one of the local villages.
Lama Tsong Khapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan
Buddhism. Cholung is famous because it is where Lama Tsong Khapa
(1357-1419) stayed in retreat for many years.
The place where Lama Tsong Khapa did many mandala offerings.
Part of the stone where he did many prostrations.
One of the retreat cave used by students of Lama Tsong Khapa
during the time he lived at Choling.
Another retreat cave.
The remains of a house that was built just outside one of the
Inside one of the caves that is still used.
A stone engraving of a Buddha.
Cholung monastery. The cave where Lama Tsong Khapa stayed is
the orange building the upper right.
Chosang monastery just next to Cholung. This is another place
where Lama Tsong Khapa stayed.
Christine sitting on top of the retreat cave where Lama Tsong
Khapa stayed at Chosang.
Christine in front of pray flags at Chosang.
Cholung is on the side of barren hillside.
Woka the town below Cholung.
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