Young monk during a ceremony.
Young monk at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India. The shadowed background wasn't photoshopped.
Mask dance st Thiksey Monastery (also called a gompa or gonpa). Ladakh, India
The Dalai Lama as he spoke to me and a small group of westerners.
Thiksey Monastery (also called a gompa or gonpa). Ladakh, India
Mask dance festival at Thiksey Monastery (also called a gompa or gonpa). Ladakh, India
Outdoor puja ceremony for visiting oracle ("La") who foretells the future for the head lama of the monastery and the people of the village. VERY highly regarded!
Festivities for the 800-year anniversary of a monastery in Ladakh India.
Close up of Maitreya Buddha statue at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India.
HHDL with the Head Lama (Rimpoche) of Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh. They are very good friends.
The flame seemed to leap up to grab the ceremonial statue after the festivities were over
Thiksey Monastery at nightThiksey Monastery at night
Young monks learning English and French at the monastery school.
Monastery in Ladakh, India.
Old brass Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel. Ladakh, India