Tiger’s Nest ("tiger lair” in English) is known as “Paro Taktsang” in Bhutan rests some 2,500' up on the mountainsid. It was built in 1692 in the vicinity where the legendary 8th-century Indian Buddhist mystic Padmasambhava meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) is credited as bringing Buddhism to Bhutan and was seen nearly as holy as the Buddha himself.

Photograph of me painting the breathtaking sight of Tigers Nest Monastery, 2009

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