Amidst loitering around the #Tibetan #monastery grounds; an old, motherly lady beckoned to follow her leading to the innermost parts of the monastery and completing the entire ritual #circumambulation. I saw the rituals and lives of the #monks up close and felt very #enlightened. She showed me #art and #statues outsiders rarely see. Her name was Kayu and I'll never forget her. We didn't understand each other's languages but our connection was strong. Considering that this happened unexpectedly at a time when I'm practising #zenmeditation of the #mahayana#tradition, it was a #meaningfulcoincidence. So much you get from where you least expect it.
Spituk Monastery in Ladakh was built & completed around the 11th Century. It was said that an exemplary religious community would arise here and so the monastery was called spituk which translates as exemplary i.e. anything that deserves honour, admiration & respect. The monastery contains 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali which is unveiled during the annual Spitok festival. It's always fun to go looking for small nooks & corners in an old monastery.Since photography is not allowed in the insides of the monastery where the larger than life statues & wall paintings of Kali & its various forms are kept. Which is how I managed to find this little guy. You see you never know what's waiting for you around the corner. Which is why you should never stop your self from going around the corners. I didn't stop which is why In one such corner I found this little guy sleep peacefully at the very edge of a small cemented platform joining two corner rooms. Giving no damn about the world & others around him. Totally redefining living life at the edge.
Visited a Buddhist Monastery in Mcleod, Himanchal Pradesh