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Dharmshala – Home of the Dalai Lama

April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Dharmshala, or to be more accurate, McLoid Ganj 7km up the hill, is a popular little touristy town, made famous as the home of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Government in exile and many robe wearing Tibetan refugees. The place is alive and buzzing with monks, flags, bells, markets and shops, all in the backdrop of the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas. It is very picturesque.

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Moni Prevelli

September 15, 2011 1 comment

As encounter more and more of the local culture, interspersed with frequent trips to the sea to cool down, we head on upto the famous Prevelli Monastry.Still inhabited by monks and as a working monastery, it offers a glimpse of life as a monk. It is soon clear to me, that I would be a rubbish monk, isolated on the side of a barren hill, dressed all in black (even though it is 35 degC and burning sunshine) no nuns to feast ones eyes on, and to rub the monastic simplicity in even further, have to watch the abbott dressed in resplendent gold 5 times a day.

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