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Posts tagged “Diskit Monastery

Shadowlands

Coping with descent:

Now you see it;
now you don’t.
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Pictures taken in Diskit Monastery, Ladakh.
Music courtesy of The Shadows


A Way To Pray

A Tibetan Buddhist monk sits beside the doors to an upper room.
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A place of prayer and light.

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With opportunities for spiritual spring cleaning.
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Pictures taken in Diskit Monastery, Ladakh


Monastic Visions

The Nubra Valley is dominated by its Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

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“The truly sacred attitude toward life is in no sense an escape from the sense of nothingness that assails us when we are left alone with ourselves.”
Thomas Merton, 1915 – 1968

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Pictures taken in Diskit Monastery, The Nubra Valley, Ladakh


Aspiring To Altitude: Beginning The Descent

A monk descends from the monastery’s upper temple, carrying sacred texts.
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Picture taken in Diskit Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Ladakh. 


Aspiring To Altitude: A Final Climb

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Picture of a Tibetan Buddhist monk taken in Diskit, Ladakh.