Pema Shelpuk

Pema Shelpuk: One of Our Eastern Tibet Destinations

Pema Shelpuk (Crystal Lotus Cave) is one of the twenty-five major sacred sites of Amdo and Kham. It represents the speech aspect of enlightenment's attributes.

Located above Dzongsar Monastery, Pema Shelpuk (4,510 m) is a hermitage and treasure site of Jamyang Khentse Wangmo and Chogyur Dechen Lingpa. It is said to have been blessed by four masters—Garab Dorje, Shri Singha, Guru Rinpoche and Vairotsana.

It was here that Chogyur Dechen Lingpa discovered the "Three Classes of the Great Perfection" and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo placed a precious statue of Guru Dewachenpo in the cave. Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodro would often stay there in the summertime. The cave contains several naturally appearing images and letters. Yeshe Tsogyal practiced in a small cave to the left. The caves of Vairotsana and Shri Singha are at the top of the rock.

Since time is of the essence, we will hire motorcycles (driven by locals) to make our journey swift.