After a brief stay at earthquake survivors camp in Yushu this past April, I traveled further to Dakini Hermitage in Dzachukha (Shiqu), about 3 hour drive from Yushu. The hermitage is a nunnery supported by the foundation. It’s a joy to visit Kandroma Palden Chotsho and to see new faces, particularly young ones from age 5 joining the hermitage.
Inside the main shrine on the first floor. There are already two statues of Buddha and Lama Longtok, Kandroma’s father who used to head the hermitage. Two other statues of Guru Rinpoche and White Tara are being cast. They are done in Yushu and some apparently got damaged from the earthquake.
Future of the hermitage
Scenery near the hermitage