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2004 Ray Kreisel
Samye is the first monastery that was built in Tibet.
One of the 4 main stupas inside Samye
A mural of Guru Rinpoche, the teacher that first brought Buddhism
Inside one of the many meditation caves of Chimpu near Samye.
A meditation seat inside a meditation cave.
This Tibetan Lama has spent 5 years in retreat in the cave from
the photos above.
Meditation huts cover the hillside at Chimpu. There are between
100 and 200 people in long term retreat at Chimpu.
A hilltop meditation hut.
Some of the meditation places are free standing buildings like
this one and some are small caves.
Walking back to Samye, Chimpu area is the furthest hillside in
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