Pilgrimage to Lapchi Holy Mountains July 5

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Pilgrimage to Lapchi Holy Mountains July 5

Post by phantom59 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:37 pm

A group of pilgrims left for Lapchi in the early morning of 5 Jul. The group includes Achung Tulku, monks from Jangchub Ling and Rinchen Palri gonpa, devotees from Vietnam, Singapore and China. They will ride on the bus for one day and walk for two days before reaching Lapchi. May they have a smooth journey.

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Ze Phug

Ze Phug is the highest cave in Lapchi Outside the cave is a footprint
left by Milarepa as he flew up into the sky towards Rongshar To the right of the cave is a sacred well offered by the 4 Arm Mahakala The water level of the well remain constant throughout the year

Opposite Ze Phug are 3 Holy Mountains On the left id Kar Po Boom Ri,
Holy Mountain of Chenrezig In the middle is Nga po Boom Ri Holy Mountain of Vajrapani On the Right is Ser Po Boom Ri Holy Mountain of Manjushri

Up in this isolated cave where there is no other human habitants, the
retreatant may occasionally hear sounds of group chanting along with instruments being played

Du Dhul Phug
This is the first cave where Milarepa stayed Du means demons, Dul means subjugate Phug means cave This is the place where Milarepa subjugated the 5 Sisters of Long Life (Tseringma Sisters)

Not long after Milarepa arrive it snowed for 18 days and nights
cutting off all access trapping Milarepa in the cave for 6 months Not only did he survive on 1 measure of tsampa He also mastered the practice of Tummo(psychic heat yoga)

When his disciples came 6 months later, Milarepa manifested as a snow leopard Until today you can see the body print of the snow leopard near Ramding and its claw print on a rock near Du Dhul Phug Milarepa also stayed at Tak Tsang Phug (Tiger Nest Cave) where there are also claw prints on rock Next is Drang Chang Phug (Bee Cave) next to Tak Tsang Phug

There are othere caves where meditators practiced like Bepa Og Phug above Du Dhul Phug Bepa Gong Phug above Bepa Og On the cliffs to the west of Bepa Gong is Yuthok Phug where Tuthok Yonten Gonpo, an imanation of Medicine Buddha meditated

Lungten Phug

In the 13th century Lord Jigten Sumgonsent his disciple Dorzin Yangdru Padrak to meditate in Labchi He instructed that the first place for meditation is a rock cave shaped like a upside down human heart He also phrophesied he would send 55525 disciples to practice there True to his words 55525 disciples were sent here

Today more than 20 lamas and anis dedicate their life to Dharma at Lapchi to the great compassion of Drikung Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, Nubpa Rinpoche and kind sponsors

4 Routes to Lapchi
Route 1 : East Katmandu > Jagat (Day1,10hr by bus)>Lamabagar(Thso
Sham) (Day2, 8hr walk)> Godavari (Day3,10hr walk)(Most difficult and
risky part)> Lower Lha Lung (Day4, 6hr walk)> Chora Gophel Ling(Day 5
, 5 hr walk)

Route 2 : East Katmandu > Tatopani Bazaar (4hr jeep)> Tshotang (Day1,
3hr walk) > Phoma Pass (Day2,8hr walk) > Thso Sham Po (Day3,8hr walk)>
Lapchi Damchen Temple (Day4,8hr walk)

Route 3(chinese visa and permit required) : East Katmandu > Tatopani
Bazaar /Khasa(4hr by jeep) > Nyalam in Tibet(Day1,4hr by jeep) >
Lapchi(Day 2, 8hr walk)

Route 4 (chinese visa and permit required) : : East Katmandu >
Tatopani Bazaar /Khasa(4hr by jeep) > Dingri(Day 1,1 day by jeep) >
Rongshar(Day 2,1 day by jeep) >Lapchi (Day3 and 4, 2 Daywalk over 2
mountain passes over 5000m)

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