Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tibet-Nepal's: Lost Buddhist Caves of Mustang

National Geographic via Wudu1982; Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Buddhist Lost Cave Temples
A team of climbers and scientists enter the long-hidden chambers of human carved Buddhist caves in Mustang, Nepal (previously a hidden part of Tibet), perched high on cliff faces in the Himalayas.

Was this the fabled Shangri-La? What the team finds is far beyond their expectations. Tibet was once a shamanic Bon-Buddhist empire with its capital in Lhasa, extending from Bangladesh to Mongolia. That it should have secret outposts like this is no surprise.

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