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Suzi Richer

Pollen Analyst – Environmental Archaeologist – Communicating the environment

Tag / Gompa

Langtang Gompa – what is it?

It is a place for everyone, even trekkers who need shelter from the elements. This link takes you a photograph taken in 1972 by someone who took shelter overnight inside the gompa; sleeping on the wooden floor and with a wood fire for warmth. Another, more practical answer, is that it is a Buddhist monastery […]

Hyulsa Gompa

The candle flickered with the beat of the drum. I could feel a droplet of sweat rolling down my neck. Slowly, my focus shifted to the chanting and music around me. We got up this morning to ‘bed tea’, black tea brought to our tent, at 6am. We were going to a monastery just above […]