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Field Work 2.

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Place: Ladakh & Zanskar (Western-Tibet)

Time: 25th June 1998 4th August

Goal: the study of Buddhist tantric practice and the Tibetan monastic way of life.)

Participants: Botond Szatmri & Emese Hjjas & Daniel Tarr 

Itinerary

 
New Delhi - {New Delhi - Capital of India}
New Delhi Kulu - { Jammu & Kashmir state: Kulu  - small Himalayan town}
Kulu Manali - {Manali : Buddhist-Hindu border Dhungri temple & Gadhan gompa }

Vhasist

- {Vashisht Muni temple sacred baths and sdhu ascetics}

Lahaul & Spiti (Western-Tibet)

Manali Keylong - {Crossing the Himalayas - Keylong: Center of Kingdom}
 

Keylong 

- {Keylong gompa : Drugpa monastery - cham-dance}

Khardang

- {Khardong gompa : Drugpa monastery & wedding in the village}

Satingri

- {Tayul gompa : Drugpa monastery}

Ladakh (Western-Tibet)

Keylong Leh - {Leh = Capital of Ladakh: Tsemo & Sankar & Jokhang gompa, palace}

Sankar 

- {Sankar gompa : Gelukpa monastery - making of sand mandala}

Tikse  

- {Tikse gompa : the biggest monastery in Ladakh+big library}

[ Basgo]

- {Basgo gompa and palace : unique Buddha-statues}

Spitok

- {Spitok gompa : thousand years old temple (Gonkhang)}

Rizong

- {Rizong gompa : Gelukpa monastery & Julichen nunnery}

Shara

- {remote mountain village - first westerners ever for many}

Phugze

- {remote mountain village - first westerners ever for many}

Matho

- {Matho gompa : trance-lamas}

[ Stagna]

- {Stagna gompa : Drugpa-Kagy monastery}

[ Phyang]

- {Phyang gompa  : Kagypa monastery}
Leh Kargil - {Crossing the Himalayas - Kargil: Muslim-Buddhist border town}

Leh [Lamayuru]

- {Lamayuru gompa : important Kagypa monastery}

[LamayuruMulbekh]

- {Mulbekh (Gandentse) gompa & chamba statue}

[Mulbekh Shergol]

- {Shergol (Serdung) gompa : the most western Buddhist monastery}
Zanskar (Western-Tibet)
Kargil Padum - {Crossing the Himalayas - Padum : the capital of Zanskar Buddhist Kingdom}

[ Rangdum]

- {Rangdum gompa : Gelukpa monastery in the middle of nowhere}

Padum

- {Stagrimo (Tagru) gompa : Drugpa-Kagy monastery with mummies}

Sani

- {Sani gompa : Kagypa monastery - 'magic heads'}

Karsha

- {Karsha gompa : most important monastery in Zanskar - Mahakala puja}

Bardan

- {Bardan gompa : Drugpa monastery at the end of the world}

Thongde

- {Thonde gompa : Gelukpa monastery}

Zangla

- {Zangla gompa & Chang-chup Choeling nunnery}

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Buddhist Monasteries

I have studied Tibetan Buddhist religious phenomena in the following 40 monasteries:

During my travels I visited the following monasteries:

Tsuglagkhang - Dharamsala (HP, India)

Sankar - Sankar (Ladakh)

Dip Tse-Chok Ling - Dharamsala (HP, India)

Tikse - Tiksey (Ladakh)

Gadhan Thekchoking - Manali (HP India)

(Basgo) - Basgo (Ladakh)

Khardong - Khardong (Lahaul & Spiti)

Rizong - Rizong (Ladakh)

Tayul - Stingri (Lahaul & Spiti)

Julichen - Rizong (Ladakh)

Shashur - Leh (Ladakh)

Shara - Shara (Ladakh)

Jokhang (Soma) - Leh (Ladakh)

Matho - Matho (Ladakh)

Lehchen Spalkhar - Leh (Ladakh)

(Stagna) - Stagna (Ladakh)

Lakhang - Leh (Ladakh)

Spitok - Spituk (Ladakh)

Namgyal Tsemo - Leh (Ladakh)

Shey - Shey (Ladakh)

Hemis - Hemis (Ladakh)

Zangla - Zangla (Zanskar)

(Phyang) - Phyang (Ladakh)

Changchup - Zangla (Zanskar)

(Lamayuru) - Lamayuru (Ladakh)

Swayambhunath - Swayambunath (Nepal)

(Serdung) - Mulbekh (Ladakh)

Rigzing Phadrang - Goraknath (Nepal)

(Rangdum) - Rangdum (Zanskar)

Guru Rinpoche - Goraknath (Nepal)

Stagrimo - Padum (Zanskar)

Dongak Chling - Goraknath (Nepal)

Sani - Sani (Zanskar)

Kopan - Kopan (Nepal)

Karsha - Karsha (Zanskar)

Sechen Tennyi Dargyeling - Bodnath (Nepal)

Bardan - Bardan (Zanskar)

Chinya-Lama - Bodnath (Nepal)

Thonde - Thonde (Zanskar)

Ka-Nying Sheldrup Ling - Bodnath (Nepal)

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