Kathmandu Jan 1 | Jet Li, a popular Hollywood actor from China, visited Nepal and Bhutan early this year for a retreat. He traveled to a number of Buddhist sites during that time, including the Asura and Yangelsho Caves in Nepal. On the route to Pharping, these caverns are situated in Kathmandu‘s southern region. For Buddhists, Asura and Yangelsho are well-known historical sites where Guru Rinpoche-Padmasambhava attained Mahamudra.

Li and his wife came to Kathmandu for the Christmas break. He traveled to the location where Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava attained Mahamudra with the same intention and traveled to Nepal. He encountered a few teachers along the way and spent a week in retreat in two different locations.