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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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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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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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