Put your pitchforks and torches away, because here it is – November’s Wallpaper
This months calendar is a quick image of a few of the stupas at Drepung monastery outside of Lhasa. It’s a fantastic location and one of our stops on our annual Lhasa, Everest, Nepal workshop. In fact, it’s the image I used on our 2012 announcement.
Just to give you a context for some of the terms like stupa and Drepung, here are their wikipedia entries.
Drepung Monastery – (literally “Rice Heap” monastery), located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera.
Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse mountain, five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa. (read more here)
A stupa (from Sanskrit: m.,stūpa, literally meaning “heap”) is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the remains of Buddha, used by Buddhists as a place of worship.
After “stupa”, “chorten” is the most commonly encountered English term. The term “reliquary” is sometimes used, after a Roman Catholic functional equivalent. (read more here)