LLyn y Dywarchen – A Holy Isle

LLyn y Dywarchen sacred pilgrimage site
The holy Island at LLyn y Dywarchen

The sacred site of Llyn y Dywarchen, in Gwynedd, North Wales, is a lake with an island looking up to Snowdon. It has been blessed by the presence and prayers of Khenpo Rinpoche, Rigdzin Shikpo and Jamyang Tashi Dorje Rinpoche.

On a Buddhist pilgrimage to this sacred site in 2014, rituals and mantra were performed by members of the Awakened Heart Sangha, making a strong connection between this site and Guru Rinpoche. The Welsh word Dywarchen sounds remarkably similar to the Tibetan name for the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha – Dewachen.

LLyn y Dywarchen Sacred Pilgrimage Site North Wales
Rigdzin Shikpo, Lama Shenpen and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamsto Rinpoche visiting and blessing LLyn y Dywarchen, on a pilgrimage to the sacred site in North Wales

To visit this site turn right at Penygroes, through Nantlle and head towards Rhyd Ddu on the B4418. The lake is on the left hand side of the road just as you get to the summit of the pass. There is a small car park beside the road. The lake is used by fishermen.