Friday, December 21, 2007
View from our rooftop of the terraced fields and
villagers' homes below
Stunning Himalayan views from our rooftop
View of the valley just behind the monastery
In October we all loaded up into the 2 monastery trucks
to go for a picnic. Lots of badminton, soccer and cricket-
it was a great day.
Inside the picnic tent with Lama Dawa
and Tashi Wangchuk
Badminton action shot
One monk tries to retreive the ball that John
hit into the river, while another chases the ducks
Mingyur Rinpoche visits Namo Buddha to speak with
the monks on conduct
During Mingyur Rinpoches visit
on their day off, the monks are kept busy washing
their robes - and playing soccer and badminton too!
In the garden with Thrangu Rinpoche
on his 75th Birthday
Drummer inside the temple, during Rinpoche's
Lama Dancing during Rinpoche's birthday
Young monks with Dorje, the favourite monastery dog
Tenzin Palden enjoys the view with Dorje
Namo Buddha Stupa
Statue at the Stupa
On the rooftop with Karma Phurbu after Cherezig
On the morning that we left all the monks gathered
in the shrine room to say goodbye and offer katas.
Karma Phurbu gave a very heartfelt speech and then
several of the 'medical monks' got up to say a few
words of thanks as well. It was a very touching goodbye.
Monks offering katas on the morning of our departure