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Journey to Tiger's Nest
In June 2017, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche led a pilgrimage to the sacred land of Bhutan. One highlight of this journey was a visit to Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger's Nest. This is a blessed Himalayan Buddhist site located on the cliffside of upper Paro valley in Bhutan.
A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup
cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated.
No matter what kind of temporary experience you have, simply relax and remain in whatever is experienced, without trying to improve or alter, without hope and fear, and without accepting and rejecting. When free from fixating on whatever is experienced, there is no cause for going astray.