PUJA FOR THE DECEASED

At Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal these monks perform a puja in honor of a woman who passed. According to Tibetans, after death the consciousness takes at least 49 days to travel from one life to the next. Prayers conducted by the living can assist […]

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THE HIDDEN LAND OF YOLMO

To view images click on first one for slideshow- There’s a beautiful place in the hills of Helambu, Nepal called Melamchighyang, a valley also known as Yolmo. Trekkers pass through this valley going to or coming from Langtang and unbeknownst to many this hidden land […]

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CREMATION AT RAMADOLI

The day of Dawa Chödak Rinpoche’s cremation at Ramadoli Charnel Grounds between Kathmandu and Patan. He arrived in the back of a truck and was carried to the pire. The cremation took about 2 hours and was finished with a chöd practice performed by Chödpa […]

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PASHUPATI TEMPLE

A famous sacred Hindu complex on the Bagmati river in Kathmandu. This holy complex of temples is used as a cremation grounds and for Hindu festivals. In the late afternoons/evening you can watch a cremation ceremony from beginning to end.  There are two sections where […]

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PATAN

A motorbike ride away from Boudha is Patan. Its original Sanskrit name of Lalitpur (City of Beauty) is a city full of temples, statues and palaces and home to one of the three Durbar Squares. As a traditional center of handicrafts it is the numero […]

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HOME

Made it home to Wisconsin this past winter. Took a couple photos to give a feel for the cold and of course what you do when it’s cold. Put wood in the wood stove and make cookies.

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Yolmo in Hyolmo, Helambu Nepal

A week long pilgrimage into the budding spring forest of rhododendrons and sacred caves. Yolmo is a magical place indeed especially when you get caught in a blizzard. We started in melamchi gang where we spent three nights with a Tibetan family sitting in the […]

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265 Days in Nepal

  Spending most of the year in Asia is something I’m used to but this time around was a bit different. After nine months in Boudha making a life of study, practice and friends coming back to the states this time felt a bit different. […]

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CENOTES OF TULUM, MEXICO

I went to Mexico for a month with a vauge idea of working on a personal project. Sometimes I like to just go and then discover the project once I’m there. I had no plans to go to Tulum but upon learning about Cenotes the […]

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