Renovation, restoration and rehabilitation of Tongkyab monastery in Golok Gabde during the summer retreat.
Few more photos from the roof of the World, mountain Amnye Machen. The roof of the world is incredibly flat. :)
Popular culture at Matod, town in Golok, near Amnye Machen... It was "the Upper White Ling Kingdom" at the time of King Gesar.
People who successfully learn to read and write Tibetan and are proud to wear Tibetan chuba. It is all about the pure motivation.
Downstairs of the sacred mountain Amnye Machen is Golok Mathod, where the is the place of King Gesar to remember that Mathod means "The Upper Ling Kingdom".
Various stones from the treasury of Amnye Machen, photographed by my friend who could climb on the top of this sacred mountain in Amdo Golok last week end. རྨ་ཆོན་གང་རིའི་གཤམ་ནས་ཐོན་པའི་གཏེར་རྡོ་སྣ་ཚོགས།
Monks from Tongkyab monastery in Golok Gabde made today their first smoke offering for their summer retrait. དེ་རིང་སྟོང་སྐྱབས་དགོན་པའི་དགེ་འདུན་པ་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་དབྱར་གནས་ལྷ་བསང་དང་པོ་དེ་ཕུད་བཞིན་འདུགས་ངོ་མ་གཟི་བརྗིད་ལྡན་གི་ཡ།
The Queen of the Ling Kingdom, Sengcham Drugmo, is ... a monk ! Tongkyab monastery, as well as some others, performs every year Gesar's story. All characters are played by monks, female characters are played by most young and cute ones :)