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Reconstructing The 1950s

Invasion of Amdo: Amdo Dhodar

Tsering Palden la was born in Doompa, Utsang region of Tibet where he was brought up into the life of a Tibetan nomad. Doompas since the time of His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama were assigned the responsibility of guarding the Yak la Mountain Pass of the Tibet-Bhutan Border. He speaks about the legends of Yak La and the intricacies of the Kagyu Doompa Monastery where Men and Women lived a monastic life together.