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Chimi Lhakhang

It is situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as “Divine Madman”. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. A wooden effigy of the Lama’s thunderbolt penis is preserved in the temple. The small chorten on the Alter is said to have been crafted by the “Devine Madman’.

 It is about 20 minute walks across field from the road to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning, and “field”. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang.