Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Tibetan english language students

Having a traditional tibetan meal at their apartment

Perfectly parked cow!!



Plumbing indian style!

Tibetan students


During a computer lesson


Initial phase of the sand mandala...

The sand mandala is finished after two weeks

The Mandala is destroyed!





Norbulingka Institute - Opened in 1995 and is run by Tibetan refugees. They opened this institute to preserve the Tibetan culture. Tibetans make wood carvings, metal sculptures and thangka paintings.






Tibetan Geshe

Melting metal for sculpture


Sculpting the head of a Buddha



Monks debating at our monestary


Monks gathered chanting


Prayer Wheels


Incense




After 3 hours waiting for this H.H. Dalai Lama to arrive finally we managed to see him



Dinner with our Japanese and Tibetan friends


Momos


Tibetan calligraphy

Puja Ritual







Preparing butter tea in gigantic pots!


Waiting for the arrival of H.H. Dalai Lama at Jamyang Choling Nunnery




H.H. delivering his speech

2 comments:

WhiteShadow said...

wow! 10x for d photos!

Miguel said...

saying how wonderful these pics are, would be like stating the obvious ux?

lol @ the perfectly parked cow! and their calligraphy is simply mesmerizing.

one curiosity; what's the story behind the sand mandala?

take care :)