All posts tagged: Nepal

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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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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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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