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GOSAIKUNDA

Escaped into the hills in November of 2020. Walking from Boudha into Helambu and eventually over Laurebina Pass to arrive in Gosaikunda. It was freezing. Overcast with a blustery winds at the lake. Walking down from the pass into Gosaikunda was a layered landscape festival […]

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FOODING

A couple months ago I lost my wallet. I was taking video of a woman feeding the pigeons at the stupa and when I took my phone out my wallet fell out. A week later I received a message on Facebook from a woman who […]

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A PHOTO ESSAY OF NEPAL

How to fit a collection of images from 2012 to the present in one post?  Well, it’s not the most skillful idea but I couldn’t resist and if you don’t mind scrolling then this may be for you. If not, narrative focused edits are on […]

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THUPTEN CHÖLING 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, 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 the […]

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THE HIDDEN LAND OF YOLMO

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 is a sacred pilgrimage spot for Tibetan Buddhists. These […]

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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 pyre. The cremation ceremony took about 2 hours and was finished with a chöd practice performed by […]

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PASHUPATI TEMPLE

Pashupati, a 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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