November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014

Spiritual Scale

Photograph by Kavya Reddy, National Geographic Your Shot

Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its resemblance to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, sits at 11,800 feet in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. The 12-story complex houses temples, a nunnery, and Buddhist artwork, including a 40-foot statue of Maitreya, or the future Buddha.

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11 comments
Myriam Amara
Myriam Amara

humans are like ants in such a large and huge montains!!! i love'it

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

If I could transport myself anywhere in the world right now, it would be to this place.  I could sure use a dost of serenity.  

Ivo Livansky
Ivo Livansky

I feel the spirituality and the majesty of the mountains behind! Very nice picture!  Thanks to Kavya Reddy !!! Our son travelled alone through Tibet and one night while sleeping, somebody cut his rusksack through and stole him everything including documents. But the police told him - be happy that you haven´t woken up, then the thief could even kill you...

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

It is seen as typically for Buddism to build monasteries in the high and majestically mountains of the Himalaya. The view rewards it.

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Such stunning landscape and a beautiful capture of mountains, earth and pilgrimage.  

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