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Kurt Behrendt is an associate curator in the Department of Asian Art.

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Bhutan: Taktsang Monastery

Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013

In Bhutan, outside of Paro, our group climbed up the rocky cliffs to visit the Taktsang monastery. Popularly known as the "Tiger's Nest," the monastery was first built in 1692 around a cave where the great Buddhist Vajrayana practitioner Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) meditated for three years.

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Nepal: Swayambhunath Stupa

Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On our first day in Nepal we visited the Swayambhunath Stupa, a monument that, while founded in the fifth century to house the relics of the Buddha, has since undergone many restorations funded by the devout.

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