Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Remote Monasteries, Temple Series and more!

The famed Buddhist monastery of Farfa Kanout, high in the remote recesses of the Nepalese Himalayas. The long, winding walkway leads from the Chief Lama's residence to the shrine of Rama where within are the sacred Bronze Bells of Bhutan, which personify and serve as avatars of the chief mountain spirits, Ting and Tang. The bells are rung but once each year, during the holy ceremony of Ting Tang Rama Lama Dingdong.

Skellig Michael, a small island off the southwest coast of Ireland, was associated with the pagan Tuatha de Danaan, a Celtic monastery and St. Fionan....

Deep in the heart of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Suleiman and his Bedouin tribe are the inheritors of a sacred and ancient charge from the Byzantine Emperor Justinian: Protect St. Katherine's Monastery. The tribe's most ancient ancestors were a garrison of imperial Christian soldiers he sent for that purpose and though their descendants later converted to Islam they never forgot their duty to protect the monks of the Holy Mountain. Many centuries slipped by. Sometimes the Bedouin protected the…

Deep in the heart of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula the Bedouin Jebeliya tribe are the inheritors of a sacred and ancient charge from the Byzantine Emperor Justinian: Protect St. Katherine's Monastery. The tribe's most ancient ancestors were a garrison of imperial Christian soldiers he sent for that purpose and though their descendants later converted to Islam they never forgot their duty to protect the monks of the Holy Mountain. Many centuries slipped by. Sometimes the Bedouin protected the…

Syunik Region – Armenia Watching over revered Mt Ararat, Armenia spans rocky highlands while also boasting lush forests, serene lakes and remote & ancient Monasteries, masterpieces of medieval architecture, tucked away in the awesome and sacred mountainous regions of the land!

The graveyard on Skellig Michael. 6th century monks founded a small monastery here at the edge of the then known world, and it remained a monastery for 700 years. To breathe the purest air imaginable, to listen to the roar of the ocean and the cry of sea birds, is to be aware that this is what the ancients called a ‘thin’ place. In such places man could feel closer to God than elsewhere. This is one of the reasons why these sixth century holy men built where they did.

Ellora Caves: These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/243