Happy New Year from Bodhgaya!

The Mahabodhi Temple and stupas

The Mahabodhi Temple and stupas

where people come to pray

where people come to pray

some come late

some come late

others enjoy their time

others enjoy their time

many prostrate

many prostrate

and meditate

and meditate

sitting before the place where Buddha attained enlightenment

sitting before the place where Buddha attained enlightenment

many pray

many pray

or make offerings before the images of Buddha

or make offerings before the images of Buddha

This is standing meditation

This is standing meditation

and this is life around the temple

and this is life around the temple

We are well protected

We are well protected

Police are attentive

Police are attentive

Many beggars needing our our support, just as we need the opportunity to be generous

Many beggars needing our our support, just as we need the opportunity to be generous

Tea is delicious

Tea is delicious

the street is alive

the street is alive

Nearby lives the lord

Nearby lives the lord

his tiger throne

his tiger throne

and cosy bed

and cosy bed

but what brings us here

but what brings us here

is Lord Buddha

is Lord Buddha

in all aspects

in all aspects

and settings

and settings

wishing you a happy new year

wishing you a happy new year

The Journey Continues

…from Yokohama

…from Yokohama

to Nizamuddin

to Nizamuddin

where life's abuzz

where life's abuzz

zipping along

zipping along

with joy

with joy

and bread

and bread

and plenty of sweets

and plenty of sweets

peace can be found

peace can be found

and faith runs deep

and faith runs deep

a mix of faiths

a mix of faiths

enjoying life

enjoying life

and celebrating its glory

and celebrating its glory

and then there is the bourgeoisie

and then there is the bourgeoisie

with need of vanity

with need of vanity

and care

and care

Soon off to Sankisa to celebrate Lord Buddha's descended from Heaven of the Thirty Three

Soon off to Sankisa to celebrate Lord Buddha's descended from Heaven of the Thirty Three

where he taught his mother

where he taught his mother

we ride on to Dharamsala

we ride on to Dharamsala

to catch up

to catch up

resume our work

resume our work

and rest a bit

and rest a bit

before we're off again

before we're off again

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Dharamsala

We’re safe up here

We’re safe up here

and things run smoothly

and things run smoothly

mail is delivered

mail is delivered

and shoes are shined

and shoes are shined

all fruit is organic

all fruit is organic

the barber is friendly

the barber is friendly

and the painter works late

and the painter works late

Houses are painted

Houses are painted

pajamas washed

pajamas washed

the streets are active

the streets are active

Superman's here

Superman's here

The World In Our Small Room

Simon

Simon

Carmen

Carmen

Jean

Jean

Dr. Tsetan Dorjee

Dr. Tsetan Dorjee

Shyam

Shyam

Norbu Tsering

Norbu Tsering

Paul

Paul

Annie

Annie

Marianne

Marianne

Han

Han

Kara

Kara

Joseph

Joseph

Tommy

Tommy

Gen Sonam Gyaltsen

Gen Sonam Gyaltsen

Huichen

Huichen

Geshe Dawa

Geshe Dawa

James

James

Jamyang’s brother

Jamyang’s brother

His friend

His friend

Claudia

Claudia

Kadri

Kadri

Gen Zumnyig

Gen Zumnyig

Wato Geshe

Wato Geshe

With Rinpoche

With Rinpoche

 
Caught at it by Paul

Caught at it by Paul