Sunday, June 24, 2007

Orchids from Bomdila,Arunachal Pradesh

From my mother in law's garden

A closer view - No,I dont know the name

Hibiscus -another closer view

From my humble garden

Montage of dahlias

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Golden Buddha at Bylakuppe- one of the largest Tibetan settlements near Mysore in Karnataka

Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara ... a spiritual experience

Life is rather routine here-education and meditation...

During the day its rather calm , but this is place transforms in the night with chants and laughter ..there is never a dull moment

Life in the villages is often lonely - It is not easy for the old people to forget their homeland

Agriculture is their occupation

These young monks have travelled all the way through Nepal amidst the cold to get here - some of them have fled and escaped ...

At the Gerje University...monks around the world come to study

The entrance to the university and monastery...

Inside the monastery ...its peaceful in here unlike the strife in Tibet

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Flags galore...

I would love to study here ...

Colours and designs

Another monastery near Pelling

Rumtek in Twilight zone

Its colour everywhere

And life outside the monastery too

Fun and life inside a monastery

Still and quiet at the monastery

A room with a view- the Tawang Monastery