Monk out for a hike

Monk walks

A monk hikes along a small trail surrounding Dharamshala’s Namgyal Monastery. The circuit draws pilgrims and is littered with shrines, prayer flags and other objects of devotion.

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Majestic views from Upper Dharamshala

Breathe free

With a soundtrack of chanting monks, a permanent Tibetan refugee population and backdrop of the Himalayas, Upper Dharamshala — known to tourists as McLeod Ganj — is enchanting. This view comes from the Dalai Lama’s monastery, the Namgyal Monastery.

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Monk’s mood

Rest in the shade at Wat Po

Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prayers of all sizes

Small


Peace found at Pemayangtse above Pelling. I was there for last month Saga Dawa, also known as Buddha’s birthday, and sat at prayer with a dozen monks.

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Tea at Pemyangtse

Foggy photo

The mist fogged my glass.

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