Happy Losar

Go Karna!!!

Go Karna!!!

Go Go Go!!!

Go Go Go!!!

Brahma Moos for you

Brahma Moos for you

A peek at the sea

A peek at the sea

and back to Rato

and back to Rato

where cleaning begins

where cleaning begins

sweeping

sweeping

and decorating

and decorating

to prepare for our little monks’ exams

to prepare for our little monks’ exams

they clutch their texts

they clutch their texts

peek in

peek in

and recite what they have memorized

and recite what they have memorized

Tea?

Tea?

and then its over

and then its over

A local village

A local village

welcoming

welcoming

informal

informal

elegant

elegant

and young

and young

Back to my view

Back to my view

and to our world

and to our world

where pre Losar cleaning begins

where pre Losar cleaning begins

It’s a big affair

It’s a big affair

all join in

all join in

the cooks move out

the cooks move out

and then the fun begins

and then the fun begins

Happy Tibetan New Year!!!

Happy Tibetan New Year!!!

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