A PHOTO ESSAY OF NEPAL

Here it is! An edit from 30,000 images taken in Nepal over the course of four years. I know there’s A LOT of images but bear with me. It’s an ongoing process of refining and it’s always changing, so with that here is my today’s […]

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PHOTO ESSAY OF KO YAO NOI

Ko Yao Noi is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea, halfway between Phuket and Krabi. It’s characterized by sandy shores, mangroves, rubber plantations and fishing villages. It’s a low key spot to take some time on the beach and scoot around the island but […]

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THUPTEN CHOLING MONASTERY

Thupten Choling is the retreat community and monastery established by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in the 1960s in the Solu Khumbu district of northeastern Nepal. At the moment there are around 350 nuns practicing and pretty much running the monastery. As usual I’m drawn to the […]

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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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