A meditative trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan   Leave a comment

Eat.Travel.Live.

My mind knows I can’t do it.

It’s an arduous trek. With poor stamina levels and a sorrowful state of health, I try to convince myself that it is perfectly okay if I don’t attempt the six hour treacherous journey.

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But of course there is a tempting option of horses or mules that can be taken up midway, till the cafeteria.

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And deep down inside, my pounding heart has something else to say.

If I do it, I do it on foot or not do it at all.

To climb or not to climb?

The battle ensues till the morning of the trek.

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The Tiger’s Nest or the Taktshang Trek is on every Bhutanese pilgrim’s must- do list. According to the legend, Guru Rimpoche (The Second Buddha) also known as Padmasambhava had flown on a tigeress to this small monastery, hanging off a cliff and meditated…

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Posted May 8, 2016 by Aadil in Aadil's Astronomy Space and Travels

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