In the footprints of Machig Lapdron by Mary Sharratt


Reblogged because I found this to be a fascinating adventure plus love the art.

Machig Labdrön with PadampasangyeMachig Lapdron, female Tantric Buddhist mystic and lineage founder

I’ve just returned from an illuminating trip to Bhutan, high in the Himalayas. Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom and the world’s youngest democracy.

On our last full day in this enchanting land, my husband and I drove with our guide over the nearly 4000 meter pass of Chelela and into the Haa Valley which doesn’t see that many tourists. Our goal was the Hermitage of Juneydrak, where Machig Lapdron (1055-1145 CE), the famous female Tantric mystic, master, and lineage founder, once meditated.

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4 thoughts on “In the footprints of Machig Lapdron by Mary Sharratt

  1. Julianna, I am fascinated by your post and your experience in Bhutan. It must be the most beautiful country in the world. I haven’t gotten there yet, but it’s a life long dream of mine. What’s holding me back so far are amount of money you have to spend par every day, isn’t this a requirement of the government for tourists? Which I can understand, that they want to keep the country not becoming polluted from tourisms. Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you again here soon.

    • You misunderstood the post. I reblogged from another post. Although I have been near Bhutan in Kashmir and Nepal, I have not been in Bhutan myself. My next two trips will be to South America. I have been to Ethiopia and if you look up the series of posts about Ethiopia on this blog, I think you might like them. I traveled with friends from there. You might also like my Costa Rica posts–been there twice. It is not all that expensive to go there and it is the most environmentally aware country I have seen.

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