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Sikkim - India


Subindo os Himalayas… \o/ uma das maiores aventuras que eu já fiz por este mundo, junto com meu cunhado e as minhas irmãs que são apaixonadas por esse país (e já foram mil vezes). 

A Índia tem tantas áreas para explorar e é uma aventura MESMO porque ela não é bem preparada para o turismo. Eu sempre recomendo visitar o país com guias, que podem ser pessoas muito experientes. Assim você evita furadas e especialmente diarréias, rs.. Quem me levou pela primeira vez foi o Rama, nosso amigo de família. Quem quiser entrar em contato com ele, o e-mail é: vamospraindia@gmail.com

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Rumtek Monastery (རུམ་ཐེག་དགོན་པ) is the largest gompa in the state of Sikkim. It was built in the 1700s under Changjub Dorje, the 12th Karmapa Lama. It is home to the community of monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A golden stupa contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa. The gompa also contains a college of higher Buddhist studies.

(East Sikkim district, Sikkim)

I’m headed off to Kolkata tomorrow morning, spending a month in India where I’ll be spending most of my time in Sikkim, between Nepal and Bhutan.

I won’t be posting for about a month from now. Thanks for all the support, likes, curious questions and reblogs - I didn’t expect this blog to take off as much as this but I’m glad that it did, and can see a cool community culminating here. 

Pictured is an indigenous inhabitant of Sikkim, a Lepcha woman in Darjeeling in 1928.

Much love.

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The rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya  being an account, botanical and geographical, of the rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of eastern Himalaya

By Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911
Fitch, W. H. (Walter Hood), 1817-1892 ; Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865
Reeve, Benham, and Reeve
Publication info London :Reeve, Benham, and Reeve,1849-51.
Contributor: Missouri Botanical Garden

BIODIV LIBRARY

Dorjii, the artist. | Gangtok, Sikkim. 

Dorjii is a warm and friendly young man. A local monk, he spends his day painting the side doors of the main building here at Enchey Monastery.  Having completed his studies here in the monastery, he left to pursue painting at a local art school in Gangtok. After nine long years, he’s back, working here at the monastery and adding to a rich collection of paintings and artwork that adorn Enchey.

Part of a photo-series on Enchey Monastery.