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Majnu Ka Tilla: Tibetan refugee colony in New Delhi, India – photo gallery

Majnu Ka Tilla is a Tibetan refugee colony located in walking distance from New Delhi University. Named after Sikh temple situated nearby Majnu Ka Tilla hosts several thousands Tibetan refugees. Tibetan hotels, hostels and restaurants are attractive alternative to crowded Pahaganj backpacker tourist district area.

Here is Majnu Ka Tilla website:

http://www.majnukatilla.com/

Below is my photo gallery from 2002 and 2005:

Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Close up of Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Shop owner talking with client in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Signboard of restaurant in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small Tibetan girl cycle on small bike in back yard of Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small girl with red bag sitting on stairs in Tibetan Settlement in Delhi Majnu Ka Tila India
Small boy sitting on rock stairs in Majnu Ka Tila Delhi India
Sign of Public Health Clinic under guidance of Dalailama in Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement Delhi India
Female beggar sitting on the street of Delhi India
carrom game india
Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan collony India
Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar buddhist monastery Tibetan Colony New Delhi India
Snow Lion column ornament in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India
A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts

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Tenzin Tsundue – Tibetan activist, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

This gallery is dedicated to Tenzin Tsundue. Tibetan poet and activist. He is wearing red headband as a sign of his pro-Tibetan activism.

You can find more information about Tenzin in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Tsundue

and on the page of Friends of Tibet organization:

http://www.friendsoftibet.org/tenzin/

Examples of his poetry you can find here:

http://www.poemhunter.com/tenzin-tsundue/

Tenzin Tsundue Tibetan poet and political activist shows on the Lhasa map place of prison where he have been held
End The Occupation of Tibet poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Free Tibet Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dog sliping near Reduce Recycle Reverse plastic paper glass sign in Tibetan refugees school Dharamsala India
Buddhist nun sitting during Free Tibet event Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Indi
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet

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Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Nechung Monastery of First Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Nechung Monastery or Nechung Gompa is located in Gangchen Kyishong area of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. This is main seat of Nechung Oracle – State oracle of Tibet.

Here are some pictures from Nechung monastery I took in 2001 and 2005:

 

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A rainbow from top of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bodhistattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik statue on Dharamsala stupa India
Nechung monastery of First Tibetan Oracle Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of white Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag with script and White Tara Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Snow Lions on red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mani stones on a bench in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Nechung monastery seat of first officiatl gouvernment Tibet oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Silver Stupa Dharamsala India
Wind prayer wheel Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home is located near Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The aim of this place is to provide vocational training and special education for Tibetan handicapped children. More information about this place you can find on their website: http://nyingtobling.wordpress.com/

 

Here are  pictures I took in 2002:

 

Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Men-Tsee-Khang – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute in Dharamsala – photo gallery

Men-Tsee-Khang locate in hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, India – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute was established in exile to preserve and develop traditional Tibetan medical tradition using herbal and mineral ingredients.
You can contact Men-Tsee-Khang visiting their official website: http://www.men-tsee-khang.org/

Here are pictures I took in 2002:

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Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical Thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Meen Tsee Khang Tibetan Medicine Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Men Tsee Khang Tibetan medicine institute in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka painter in Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Dalai Lama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan medical poster informing about about Tuberculosis infection
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Tibetan Delek Hospital, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Located in Dharamsala in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Tibetan Delek Hospital was built in 1971 to support local Tibetan and Indian community. Every year many Tibetan refugees come to exile to Dharamsala. Number of them with serious medical condition including Tuberculosis. There is also Maternity Ward supporting local community. Hospital is highly dependent of volunteer work and donations. If you want more information about this place and to find a way to support it please visit Friends of Delek Hospital website:

http://www.delekhospital.org/

Here is my picture gallery from this place (pics taken in 2002):

Educational Tibetan poster informing how to avoid TCB tuberculosis
Doctor inside consultation room in Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek Hospital in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Ghoom Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelugpa tradition, Darjeeling, West Bengal – photo gallery

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This is small monastery of Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism situated near Batista Loop in Ghoom area of Darjeeling.

 

Lama Tsongkapa yellow hat statue Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
XIV Dalai Lama with yellow hat statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India
Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Golden Buddha statue n Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Row of buddhist prayer flags and blue sky in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India

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The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

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The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was created to preserve very rich heritage of Tibetan written culture. Additionally LRWA provides many different courses and projects. For detailed information please visit LTWA website:

http://www.ltwa.net/library/

 

Metal carved door knob of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03
Snow lion pillar decoration at Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 04
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 05
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 06
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 02
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03

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Gadong Monastery of Second Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Gadong (“Tree of Happiness”)  is small monastery situated near entrance to Central Tibetan Administration (at Gangchen Kyishong) in Dharamsala. Small but very important – it is a seat of Gadong Oracle – second to Nechung official oracle to Dalai Lama. Famous Tibetan monk –  Palden Gyatso who spent years in Chinese Prisons for his strugle for Tibetan independence was novice monk in  original Gadong monastery situated in Tibet. You can read his memoirs in book “Fire under the snow”:

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Tibetan-Monk-Palden-Gyatso/dp/0802135749/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353002034&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+under+the+snow

 

Here are some pictures from Gadong pujas and outside pictures with young monks playing religious musical instruments.

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Tibetan Buddhist monk praying during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk playing clash cimbals  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with dorje  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist dorje and bell in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with bell  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Small altar with statues of yellow hat Gelugpa lamas in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  with dorje and bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

 

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Norbulingka Institute and monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

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Originally Norbulingka was the summer residence of H.H. Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet. In exile H.H. Dalailama changed its status to institute that will preserve and promote diferrent aspects of Tibetan cultural heritage.

Norbulingka Institute is located in small village Sidhpur near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India.

More info about this place you can find at Norbulingka Institute website:

http://www.norbulingka.org/

Norbulingka Institute:

Print of Pope John Paul II with Dalailama
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Map of former Tibet Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Strange coniferous tree growing in Himachal Pradesh India
Metal kettle with Tibetan script standing on window in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Metal Kettle with Tibetan script Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala India
Group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns carying load of bricks to build their monastery in Himalayas
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Building of Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan naive paintings showing traditional nomads tent with yak and sheep Tibet
Himachal Pradesh rocky mountains as seen from Dharamsala in Kangra valley India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Modern Tibetan paintings with scull pig hen snake and mani stone
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan modern paintings showing daily life in Tibet
Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan woodcarver from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist wooden statues from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu man with big steaming kettle prepares tea
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

Norbulingka Institute monastery:

Golden Wheel of Dharma and Deers symbolising first Buddha sermon in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden buddhist auspicious symols bas relief in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Roof dragon with bell in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden Wheel of Dharma in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden Buddha statue in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to prayer hall Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dalai Lama portrait from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artworks from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Deer statue from Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden dragon head details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden buddha statue in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Thangka of six armed Mahakala main dharma protector of gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism
Mural painting of Dalai Lama in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Wheel of Dharma and pair of deer symbol of two gods Brahma and Indra on top of Tibetan buddhist monastery
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting of Buddha of Limitless Light Opame in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting of Akshobhya Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue and mural paintings in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of Buddha Amithaba in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of XIII and XIV Dalai Lama in Norbulinka monastery Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of XII Dalai Lama in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big statue of Buddha in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of Snow Lion in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Leh Castle and Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Leh Castle or Leh Palace is nine storeys high structure that resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa. Build in 17th century – currently abandoned but popular tourist destination in capital of Ladakh. Next to Leh Palace there is red Namgyal Tsemo Buddhist monastery:

 

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Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Green pasture with cows and uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery in the background Leh Ladakh India
Cows on green pasture with mountain with red Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Entrance to Leh monastery Ladakh India
Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background Ladakh India
Leh uphill Tsemo monastery with blue sky Leh Ladakh India
Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera Leh Ladakh
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher with red hat Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist holy book with Tibetan or Ladhaki script Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Dhristarashtra white guardian of the east and king of the Gandharvas mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Rays of sun light entering Leh monastery with Buddha mural paintings in background Ladakh India
Old destroyed by water Buddha mural paintings
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Three colorful stupas in Leh town Ladakh India
Scenic side lightened mani stone with black background in Leh town Ladakh India
Snow lion stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Dakini or buddhist female angel stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Mystic bird stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Buddhist monastery near Leh palace Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
White red uphill Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh with deep blue sky in background
Leh Palace and Tsemo red buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India

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Hemis Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Hemis is Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Drukpa Kagyu tradition located in village of this same name approx. 45 kilometers from capital of Ladakh Leh.
According to legend Indian Buddhist saints Tilopa and Naropa meet there after demolition of Nalanda University by Muslim Turk and Afghan invaders in 1193.

Hemis monastery played very important role in book The Life of Saint Issa by Russian writer Nicolas Notovitch. This book was published in 1894 and he stated that monks from Hemis monastery had very important scriptures about visit of Jesus Christ in this monastery. Most scientist described this story as a hoax but legend about Jesus in India is still alive.

Here is a photo gallery from Hemis:

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Traditional Ladhaki style windows in white building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Vaisravan Guardian of North Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Virupaksha Guardian of West Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Angry buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Cracked Marpa Translator mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Please Romove Your Shoes sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Close up of hand holding vajra of Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Mural paintings of Milarepa Tibetan saint poet yogi in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red angry buddhist guardian statue in fire and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
statue of Buddhist lama and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Buddha statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Metal Buddha statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhistattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Roof gompa Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddhist Lama statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Thousand arm Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Holy buddhist script Kangyur library Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddha statue with votive stupa in main prayer hall Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Wheel of Time mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

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Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Nyingmapa tradition, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Kalachakra mantra symbol with buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Female Buddha with golden stupa Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Future Buddha Maitreya statue in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha Gautama with rainbow rays and other Buddhas mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha ascending to Heaven to meet his mother Mayadevi mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hell realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vaisravan Guardian of North mural painting in Nyingma Tibetan buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Time mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings describing stages of meditation samatha or shine Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Kalachakra mantra symbol at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deer with swastika at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden auspicious symbols at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden buddha statue with Dalailama picture at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Red Hat lama statue at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virupaksha Guardian of West mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virudhaka Guardian of South mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India

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Karma Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Bodhgaya, Bihar India – photo gallery

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Karma Tharjay Chokhjorling – seat of H.E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche in Bodhgaya was estabilisheed in 1979.

Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural Painting of main guardian of Kagyu lineago of Tibetan Buddhism Mahakala Ber Nag Chen Black Coat Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural Painting of of Vajrayogini Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deity with consort yab yum tantric mural painting Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural painting of Naropa and statue of protector with pict Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Statue of protector with picture of XVI and XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Indi
Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Lama Milarepa famous Tibetan yogi poet and hero Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings of Kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
A Indian man standing behind huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural painting of buddhist heaven Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya India
Karma Vajrayana Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan

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Druk Sangag Choling Monastery of Drukpa Kagyu Tradition, Seat of H.H. Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism Darjeeling West Bengal India
Bucket with fire in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling India
Tiger bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Angry Snow Lion bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Yellow and white Snow Lion relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Garuda bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Dragon bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
White crane bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Guru Rinpoche bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Inia
Young buddhist monk looking at camera in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Red Virupaksha Guardian King of West direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Golden Tibetan script bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
White Dhritarashtra Guardian King of East direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu, Darjeeling
Young monk looking down in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Danda Mahakala guardian with stick mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu, Darjeeling India
Close up of golden Tibetan shoe mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Four friends mural painting in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Man standing behind Gampopa medical clinic in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Sarnath Wheel of Dharma and two deers in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Monk apartement building in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Monks appartement building in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Buddhist monk standing behind Gampopa medical Clinic in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Facade of Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Female bodhisattva holding wish fulfilling gems relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyua Darjeeling India
male bodhistattva holding precious gem bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Tibetan buddhist Shambala soldier bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Wind horse bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Precious gems with lotos flower bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Wheel of Dharma bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Rich carved entrance to the Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India

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Annual Sport Competition in SOS Tibetan Children Village, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

 Every year Tibetan Children Village located in McLeod Gunj, Upper Dharamsala organize Sport House Competition for TCV children.
All TCV students are divided into four different houses that compete in various sport disciplines.
There are loud support made by elder Tibetans and even Buddhist monks. At the beginning you can see colorful opening ceremony with young Tibetans with traditional dresses.
More information about Tibetan Children Village purpose and activities you can find here:

Here are my pictures from this event I took in 2002.

SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old handsome tibetan man in Traditional fur cloth Dharamsala India
Old handsome Tibetan man in Traditional fur hat Dharamsala India
Old handsome tibetan man in Traditional fur hat Dharamsala India
Head of Tibetan girl with colorful umbrella Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk with colorful umbrella Dharamsala Football Championship visitor India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Audience during school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young female winner of school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young female winner of school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Relay race during school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Football competition in Tibetan Children Village, Dharamsala, India – photo gallery

Every year, on the sport ground in Upper Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala  there is an  Football Tournament called Gyalyum Chemo Memorial Gold Cup Each Tibetan settlement from India & Nepal send here their soccer teams. Here are some pictures I took during 2005 competition:

 

Young handsome tibetan boy football player in Tibetan Football Championship in Exile TCV Dharamsala India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young buddhist monks watching Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi
Young buddhist monks watching Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match in TCV scholl playground Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Holy cow pass break in Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi
Holy cow pass break in Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi
Holy cow pass break in Tibetan Refugees Football Championship match Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi

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SOS Tibetan Children Village & Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts: cultural show in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Students from TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts) together with children from TCV (Tibetan Children Village) prepared Tibetan cultural show during annual Upper TCV House Competition. There is traditional Tibetan music instruments, costumes, dance and elements of Tibetan opera – Lhamo.

Here are pictures from this event I took in 2001:

 
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

SOS Tibetan Children Village or Upper TCV is the biggest shelter and school for Tibetan children escaping every year from occupied Tibet into India.
It is located near McLeod Gunj hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India and it is home for about 2000 Tibetan Children.
TCV provides also education including Hindi, English, Tibetan classes as well as traditional Tibetan dance and music.
Here is a link to the TCV website: http://www.tcv.org.in/ where you can find more information about TCV activity and options for donations.

In this set of pictures I would like to show daily life of children in Upper TCV in Dharamsala:

SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
TCV teacher helps young Tibetan school girl to wear traditional dress SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan girl in traditional dress looking at camera Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
TCV teacher helps young Tibetan school girl to wear traditional dress SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of young Tibetan girl fom Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of young Tibetan girl fom Dharamsala looking at camera Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan refugee child from SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan refugee children from SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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H.H., Dalai Lama main seat – Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

I dedicate this gallery  to branch of  Namgyal Monastery in  Ithaca, NY – the main seat of HH Dalai Lama in United States.

 

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A small tibetan girl playing behind Main Temple of HH Dalai Lama in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Memory of Panchen Lama sign Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bird of pray flying in Lower Himalaya with forest background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A lay buddhist lightning butter lamps in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A lay buddhist lightning butter lamps in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Butter lamps in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Three rotating prayer wheels in Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A small Tibetan girl spinning prayer wheel in Dalai Lama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Wheel of Dharma with two deers symbolising first Buddha sermon in Sarnath in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Indi
Portrait of Tibetan refugee boy looking at camera Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist monks performing fire ceremony in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist monks performing fire ceremony in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist monks performing fire ceremony in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist monks performing fire ceremony in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist monks performing fire ceremony in Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Buddhist monks performing fire puja purification ceremony in yard of Dalai Lama main temple Dharamsala India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Buddhist monks in red robes listening teachings in yard of Dalai Lama main temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red robes monks in yard of Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A young pretty Tibetan child playing in yard of Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Butter lamps in foreground In background two tibetan lamas talkimg Main Temple of Dalailama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Main temple of Dalailama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan elder pilgrims waiting for audience with His Holines Dalai Lama in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Alone Tibetan monk reading a book in forest background
Alone Tibetan monk reading a book in forest background
Dragon shaped ornament of tibetan buddhist monastery

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Kora around H.H, Dalai Lama seat Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Every day many Tibetans living in Dharamsala performs traditional circumambulation around seat of H.H. Dalai Lama and his Namgyal Monastery. On the Kora way there are many prayer wheels, mani stones and prayer flags. Here is my picture gallery from this beautiful place:

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Mani stone wall in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Snow Lion Bass relief
OM MANI PEME HUNG color mantra on mani stones
Colorful mani stones in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Colorful mani stones in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Prayer flags and mani stones on Kora route around HH Dalailama residence in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Picture on mani stone Kora route around HH Dalailama residence in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Prayer wheels and resting holy cow on Kora route around HH Dalailama residence in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Elder tibetan rotating prayer wheels on the Kora of dalailama residence
Blue buddhist trident with flames and skull Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
An elder Tibetan woman spining prayer wheels near Dalailama residence Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Wall of Buddhist prayer flags near Dalai Lama residence Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
An elder Tibetan monk spining prayer wheels near Dalailama residence Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Blue Buddhist trident with flames and skull with blue sky background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Stupa with wall of Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags during sunset, Kora route around HH Dalai Lama seat, Dharamsala, India
Tibetan woman lay and nun spinning Buddhist prayer wheels during Kora around His Holiness Dalai Lama seat Dharamsala India
Row of colorful Buddhist prayer flags, mani stone and wheel in Dharamsala, India
Buddist monk dooing a Kora around Dalailama temple in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
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Tibetan women with traditional aprons rotating prayer wheels on Kora route in Dharamsala, India, prayer flags, Buddhism
Tibetan man passing small Buddhist shrine in Dharamsala, India
Group of Tibetans walking around Kora route in Dharamsala, India
mani stones in Dalai Lama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
mani stones in Dalai Lama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddha bas relief in Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mani stones in Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big prayer wheel with sleeping dog in Dalailama temple Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
animal scull with mantra on Kora way McLeod Gunj Dharamsala India
Kalachakra mantra on mani stones in Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
OM MANI PEME HUNG mantra on mani stones in Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
OM MANI PEME HUNG mantra on mani stones in Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Prayer wheels on Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old Tibetan nun rotating prayer wheels on evening Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old Tibetan monk near stupa on Kora route aroung Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mani stones on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Pilgrim on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan pilgrims on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Stupa carvings on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Stupa on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Laying holy cow and Tibetan pilgrims moving prayer wheels on Stupa on Kora route around Dalai Lama seat in Dharamsala Himachal

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Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – Transit School, photo gallery

Sherab Gatsel Lobling School or Tibetan Transit school is located near Dharamsala in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Tibetan youth refugees learn here English and Tibetan languages, computer and vocational courses. In 2002 old, bad shape dorms were replaces by modern ones. Here is small picture gallery
from this place:

New dormitory for students in Tibetan Transit School for older refugees near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old dormitory for students in Tibetan Transit School for older refugees near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Morning assembly and prayer in Tibetan Transit School for older refugees near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Morning assembly and prayer in Tibetan Transit School for older refugees near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Dharamsala / McLeod Gunj – Tibetan Capital in Exile, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Dharamsala is hill station located in picturesque Himachal Pradesh. Former British Raj military station and holiday resort that provided chill weather during hot and humid Summer in Delhi. Dharamshala in Hindi means shelter or resthouse for pilgrims. First Dharamsala area became shelter for Indian refugees from Pakistan during Partition in 1947. In 1959 an uprising erupted in Tibet against Chinese occupation. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso had to escape to exile in India followed by hundreds of thousands Tibetans. Here in Dharamsala he established his main seat. In 1950 Central Tibetan Administration was created. Today Dharamsala hosts many Tibetan refugee organizations, institutions and monasteries and is very popular tourist spot.

Here is a picture gallery showing daily life in Dharamsala. On my blog under “Dharamsala” category you can find other picture galleries from this place.

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A Western Union Money Transfer Point in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Main street in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A small Tibetan boy in violet cap looking into camera from below
A Khampa tribe man with his son Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A Tibetan elder sitting with stick with his small white dog
Tibetan Buddhist monk buying meat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian child with Lhada apso dog, India
Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Free Tibet flag
Small inexpensive cafe in Dharamsala, India
Rays of car stop light long exposure by night
Dhauladhar snow mountain range near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala hill station and capital in exile of Tibetan refugees Himachal Pradesh India
Old buddhist monk with metal staff and rosary beds walking on the street Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Scenic sunset in Himalayan forest India
Sunset in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old lamp with Attraction beauty saloon for Ladies and Kids sign India
Indian girl looking at camera
Posters advertising yoga massage and cooking courses in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Classical Indian motor rickshaw Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old Tibetan man with big buddhist prayer wheel Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dhauladhar snow mountain range near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of smiling Tibetan girl Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Road sign of Tibetan cooking course according to traditional Tibet cuisine recommended by Lonely Planet Dharamsala India
Mc Leod Gunj hill station landscape Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist Book Store Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan woman street seller with bloody sausages Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Small puppie dog sleeping on the steps into Tibetan Carpet factory Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Small puppie dog sleeping on the steps into Tibetan Carpet factory Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Vegetable market in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A group of young Tibetan children reading book Dharamsala India
A group of young Tibetan children reading book Dharamsala India
Indian girl in red skirt with metal bowl looking at camera in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Modern apartment building in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dhauladhar snow mountain range near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Tibetan refugee boy looking at camera Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Tibetan refugee boy looking at camera Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Poster about missing Panchenlama main temple of His Dolines Dalailama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young poor ill dog in India
Dog Tibetan Lhasa Apso
A young pretty Tibetan child playing in yard of Dalailama temple Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu sadhu holy man playing with dog and looking at camera Dharamsala India
Alone bull with long horns and shadow walking on the road Himachal Pradesh India
Dhauladhar snow mountain range near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
String of buddhist prayer flags and Dhauladhar snow mountain range near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Nigh scene of street shop selling buddhist postcards with Indian clerk Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A lot of white flowers decorating Tibetan refugee house in Dharamsala India
Tibetan child playing with lying ladder on stage with blue sky and red background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Tibetan children playing with lying ladder on stage with blue sky background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Tibetan children playing with lying ladder on stage with blue sky background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan father holding his daughter Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sun energy cells are commonly used by Tibetan refugees to save energy and promote environmental care Dharamsala India
Entrance to Tibetan Administration in exile in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mishaped road in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Driver of motor rickshaw in India from inside
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kashag building of Central Tibetan Administration in exile Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Candle and barbed wire
Buddhist stupa behind building of Central Tibetan Administration in Exile Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Stupa in Gangchen Kyishong at night Central Tibetan Administration in Exile Dharamsala India
Main market street in Mc Leod Ganj near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Paintings Free Tibet on shop in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Buddhist monk buying raw meat in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian barber in Dharamsala India
Pair of elder Tibetans stays near row of buddhist prayer wheels in Dharamsala India
Hill station panorama of Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hill station panorama of Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A young Tibetan Boy looking from inside of shop into camera through glass door
Back of famous Ambassador Indian car

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The Korean Monk’s Journey to Zanskar Valley, Ladakh, India – photo gallery

Once a year a Korean Buddhist monk and natural medicine doctor who lives in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh is visiting remote, very poor monasteries and villages in Zanskar Valley providing local people with free medicine, reading glasses and small gifts. Here is photo-story about his visits to Rangdum and Karsha monasteries in Zanskar Valley

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Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Manks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk giving gifts to Tibetan monks Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Old standing buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk and Karsha s abbot Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lhadaki buddhist monk with watch Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Smiling abbot of Karsha monastery in traditional Lhadaki hat Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old smiling buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old sitting monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

 

If anybody knows how to contact him please write me an e-email. I’ve been trying to find him since 2005 to give him these pictures.

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Deity Tormas – Tibetan Butter Sculptures from Dip Tse Chokling monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Tormas are traditional Tibetan butter and flour sculptures used for rituals and offerings. Often covered by protective layer and coloured can stand for several weeks. Theme of these sculptures often include life of Buddha, Tibetan saints or legends. Here is picture gallery of small Dip Tse Chokling monastery of Gelugpa tradition located in McLeod Gunj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – just an hour walk from main seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama.

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Dip Tse Chokling Tibetan buddhist monastery among forest trees Dharamsala India
A bigh prayer wheel in idyllic Dip Tse Chokling monastery McLeod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A row of prayer wheels with flags in idyllic Dip Tse Chokling monastery McLeod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Four Friends mural in idyllic Dip Tse Chokling monastery McLeod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Thangka of Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Death or Parinirvana of Buddha theme on big torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Death or Parinirvana of Buddha big torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Big torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddha meditating under Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya big torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Four friends harmony symbol torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddhist auspicious signs with shell knot banner and lotos flower torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling Dharamsala India
Buddhist auspicious sign vase with banner and flower torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddhist yogi feeding water bird torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddha death or Parinirvana torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Colorful three colour circle Torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddha parents torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Lotos flower with shell buddhist auspicious sign torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Row of torma butter sculpture with thangkas in background Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Pilgrims offerings to Dalailama picture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Big statue of Buddha with Lama Tsongkapa in the foreground Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Big statue of Buddha with Lama Tsongkapa in the foreground Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Statue of Kalachakra Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Big buddhist ritual music instruments trumpets Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Row of thormas and thangkas Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Thangka of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Statue of Buddha with Dalailama picture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Ornamented entrance knob to monastery Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Big buddhist ritual music instrument drum Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Yogi feeding bird torma buddhist butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery McLeod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddha mother with torma buddhist butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery McLeod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sujata girl offerng rice to skeleton fasting Buddha torma buddhist butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Demon girl send by Mara to avoid Buddha enlightement torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Buddha first sermon in Sarnath torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Symbol of cooperation and harmony four friends torma butter sculpture Dip Tse Chokling monastery Dharamsala India
Tibetan buddhist butter sculpture showing 3 friends
Tibetan buddhist butter sculpture

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