The book is the story of the dedication in 2004 of a Buddhist stupa (shrine) at a very remote location in Mongolia. It attempts to capture and preserve the special nature of the place and the richness of the day’s ceremonies—the Buddhist dedication, a shaman ritual, and secular activities including Mongolian wrestling—and the spirit of the celebrants. Later, questions arose: What had happened to the original monastery? What was this about a Shaman? Who was Dayan Derkh? The book attempts to answer those questions in order to provide cultural and historical context for the day’s events.