Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wandering In India - Destination Four

The sojourn continues, as Viaggiatore and I leave the Holy Cave of Amarnath and head off to our next destination. So far, the game is tied; HeartinSanFrancisco and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso have each gotten one point towards winning the Wanderer's Treasure Bag!

There are many stops along this journey, and many opportunities to win! Come and play!

Use the clues to discover where Viaggiatore and I have gone this time!

Destination Four~

1. Masterless monastic brothers abode

2. The Ocean Teachers true sanctuary

3. Nestled among a triumvirate of guardians

Where have we gone to now?


heartinsanfrancisco said...

I think you're in Lhasa, at the Drepung Monastery.

The Ocean Teacher is the Dalai Lama, which is the literal translation of his name and also means that he is spiritually as deep as the ocean.

I don't think that Dharamsala, India, where he has lived in exile since 1959, is his true sanctuary although it has provided a safe home base for him all these years.

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

OK, the Ocean Teacher is certainly the Dalai Lama, and I'm also in Lhasa, but I'm headed to the Potala Palace, from where he fled in 1959. The Potala Palace is situated among the three main hills of Lhasa, aka the "Three Protectors of Tibet": Chokpori, the soul-mountain (bla-ri) of Vajrapani; Pongwari that of Manjushri; and Marpori, the hill on which the Potala stands, representing Chenresig or Avalokiteshvara.

Remiman said...

I think I'm in over my head with these two: hearts and michelle!
They have the answer before I've read the clue. ;)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I was so sure that you would get this one! You were pretty close! We have one more stop to make while we are in India... perhaps that one will be yours!


You GOT IT! Viaggiatore and I are visiting Potala Palace, which is the true home of the Dalai Lama.

You know, I'm going to have to make these clues a little tougher... ;o)
Great job, lady!!


I bet you'll do very well; you are quite a wise fellow! There are some pretty tricky hints coming up soon that you can catch up on!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

I think we're just too on the same wavelength...perhaps this isn't fair? ;)

Btw, I'm *dying* to go to these places now!!!!!!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


You are very good at fast research!

The wavelength that we ride on together is pretty cool, but Susan (Hearts) is definitely on it too, so this should be a really interesting game!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

heartinsanfrancisco said...

The Dalai Lama spent winters at the Potala Palace and summers at the Norbulingka Palace. But I had the impression that the Drepung Monastery was the mother temple of all the Dalai Lamas, the place where the monks live without their master since 1959.

I will have to check my facts further, not for the sake of a game but because I really want to know.