Rinpoche gives a briefing to all the pilgrims at the courtyard of Kathmandu Guest House before we set out on the first day of our pilgrimage.
At the Chenrezig chapel at Taiti, Rinpoche recites the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and Om Mani Peme Hung with all the pilgrims.
May Phng pays her respects to the beautiful two-armed Chenrezig at the chapel in Taiti.
Rinpoche hands out flowers to all pilgrims to offer up to the three Taras at the Tara Chapel in Taiti.
Rinpoche makes a butterlamp offering and aspiration prayers at the Tara chapel.
Pilgrims circumambulating the small Tara chapel set in the heart of Taiti.
Rinpoche puts blessed powder on all the pilgrims’ foreheads, as a symbol of Tara’s blessings.
Boudhanath Stupa, the largest, most famous stupa in Nepal, which holds Buddha Shakyamuni’s relics.
A monk doing his meditation quietly at Boudhanath, between the levels and crevices of the huge stupa.
H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and all the pilgrims, at Boudhanath Stupa, right in the heart of Kathmandu.
Rinpoche gave brief Dharma explanations as we circumambulated Boudhanath Stupa.
Sangha, laypeople and pilgrims gather at Boudhanath’s square every evening to make prayers and hundreds and hundreds of butterlamp offerings.