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In July 2008 I visited my goddaughter and her family in Ladakh or Little Tibet. My goddaughter’s father, Thupten, is an instructor of Buddhism a Thiksey Monastery, and he served as my personal guide as we visited more than a … Continue reading
Contemplation Summor Gompa (monastary), Ladakh.
I am nearing the final entry regarding my experiences in Ladakh. I have yet to share anything other than the visual elements of my visit there. I am enjoying this process of reviewing and reworking imagery from six years ago. … Continue reading
Thupten and I took a drive to the village of Karzok which is located at what I call “the end of the civilization”. As of 2008 this was as far as one could travel via motorized vehicles. It is located … Continue reading
Thiksey Gompa (Monastery) is the gompa where I spend the most time. Thupten made arrangements for me to spend the night there. I spent an evening walking about with my camera in what became a “walking meditation”. Early the following … Continue reading
The expression goes “it never rains in Ladakh”. On the day we drove to Alchi we took a side trip to Likir. I found the approach to the village and monastery to be a visual feast. Perhaps the fact that … Continue reading
The season where the road is open is very short, and everything that needs to be brought in must come in during the short summer. There were many of these trucks coming and going with everything from lumber, diesel fuel, … Continue reading