The Wandering Sage
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The Wandering Sage

The Path of a Tibetan Monk
Monika Waraxa
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For three years, he meditates in a mountain cabin, then puts on his sports shoes and sets off on a journey. Having gathered plenty of spiritual energy, he shares it with people he meets on his way. Meet Lama Govind Rinpoche!

He is the spiritual son of Milarepa, considered one of Tibet’s most renowned saints. He spends most of his life meditating and when he ends his solitary mediation, he embarks on yatra. In Eastern traditions, this is a pilgrimage to holy places, but Lama Govind Rinpoche meets with regular people, who transform into yatris along the way. They believe he shares with them the light and divine


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