TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography


Delhi Forts and Tombs


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I spent a few days in Delhi before flying to Bhutan. These area few of the forts, tombs and other sights.

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Thimphu Tshechu


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Bhutan is one of the few remaining countries where Tantric Buddhism still flourishes. Few of the populace are literate and the Buddhist texts are communicated through ritual dances at gatherings called Tshechus. Most of the dances are rather long, even to the initiated, and jesters dressed as monkeys try to keep the crowds entertained.

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Taktsang Monastery


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Seat of Bhuddism in Bhutan. Here is where in the 8th century CE, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava or second Buddha) made his legendary trip from Eastern Bhutan to Western Bhutan on the back of a flying tigress to subdue the evil spirits who hindered Buddhism. After defeating them, he blessed them as guardians of the doctrine and so introduced Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan. Taktsang (or Tigers Nest) in the Paro Valley is where he landed and today it remains one of most sacred places in Bhutan.

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Paro Valley


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Paro to Nehri La


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Lingshi


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Lingshi to Laya


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Laya


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Laya to Tashitang


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Miscellaneous


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Random files - Bhutan 1992
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Oh no, he's looking at us.150 viewsLaya village tots not quite sure what to make of the funny coloured guy with the weird clothes and shiny thing stuck to his face.
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Lingshi Dzhong #2142 views
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Village Meeting near Lingshi143 viewsApparently they were deciding on formal addresses for their houses in the area.
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Marigolds177 viewsMarigolds outside a teahouse on the trail to Taktsang

Last additions - Bhutan 1992
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171 viewsFeb 05, 2008
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Children in Laya Village179 viewsThe conical woven bamboo hat is the trademark headware of Layans.Feb 05, 2008
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Outskirts of Thimpu163 viewsDec 15, 2005
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?? Dzhong, Thimpu204 viewsI believe some of the scenes of "Little Bhudda" were in the process of being filmed here.Dec 15, 2005