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"SHUGDEN GOMPA" in a botanist's historical record
« on: November 13, 2011, 08:51:54 PM »
This "Shugden Gompa" was said to be near the Kangri Garpo mountain range, which is the Kham region. Kham is always the stronghold of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read:

.....During a three-month stay in Shugden Gompa, the dedicated botanist described both the plants and the mountains. This is the land of the blue poppy, the plant discovered by British explorer Eric Bailey in 1913. Although the Meconopsis blue poppy species is difficult to grow in our gardens it remains a popular flower because of its attractive and unusual deep turquoise hues. It was his subsequent exploration of the region over many expeditions that found and documented the many varieties we enjoy today.....

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Re: "SHUGDEN GOMPA" in a botanist's historical record
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 04:37:30 PM »
Dear Mana,

I posted on this very topic recently but didn't receive any comments

A friend on facebook told me that it could be Guru Deva or Denma Gonsa's monastery as he is very active in Kham.

I've been looking for more documentation on this botanist's stay at Shugden Gompa but haven't found any yet. Hope you have better luck than me!
Kate Walker - a wannabe wisdom Being