The Oracle

Those of you who have been following my blogs would have already read a little bit about a man I refer to as Pachen. Translated as “the brave one” in Tibetan; Pachen’s official title is Neyenchen Tanghla Kuten and he holds the esteemed role of personal oracle to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala,…

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Two Days In A Tibetan Nomad Camp- Day 2

The Puja Preparations for the puja itself started early in the morning with numerous tasks to be completed. Amidst a series of mini chod-like prayers, the ritual altar and all its accompaniments needed to be set up. One of the first tasks was the preparation of the ‘Sang’.  Into a large bowl went over 20…

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Two Days In A Tibetan Nomad Camp- Day 1

The Road Trip The month of July 2017 saw me travelling to Ladakh for the first time. Located in northern India, this place has long since topped my bucket list, and I was eager to experience firsthand, the glorious beauty I’d only ever seen in photos. My first glimpse of the land did not disappoint…

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The Shaman

A soft silence envelopes the room as the Tibetan Lhamo (female Shaman) quietly sets up her alter in preparation for the task ahead. As I watch her lay offerings on the already full table I’m struck by the concise rituals that have obviously spanned generations in this lineage. The placement of each object has been…

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My First Chod Ritual

It’s a cool winters afternoon set amidst the backdrop of the ancient ruins of Nalanda (acclaimed Buddhist University in modern-day Bihar). As with everything else I have experienced in India, this is a place of polarity where the serenity is in direct contrast to the bustling streets and chaos just outside the walls. The energy…