So many stories of dogs in Tibet..Posted: January 18, 2011
Deb, I Googled: Dogs in Tibet and there are dozens and dozens of images…clicking on a photo will reveal who took the photo and it’s location/ownership–copyright…
the Mani Stone truly caught my attention.
Wiki Definition: Mani stones are stone plates, rocks and/or pebbles, inscribed with the six syllabled mantra of Avalokiteshvara (Om mani padme hum, hence the name “Mani stone”), as a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism. The term Mani stone may also be used in a loose sense to refer to stones on which any mantra or devotional designs (such as ashtamangala) are inscribed. Mani stones are intentionally placed along the roadsides and rivers or placed together to form mounds or cairns or sometimes long walls, as an offering to spirits of place or genius loci. Creating and carving mani stones as devotional or intentional process art is a traditional sadhana of piety to yidam. Mani stones are a form of devotionalcintamani.
This stone appears to tell a story about a Tibetan Mastiff…
A young monk with apso
Even the dogs join their family in prayer