photos from dsala
Peter translates for Ama Adhe, a former political prisoner who spent 27 years in prison in Tibet before coming to India
The group with Ama Adhe
"Wait, everything is empty of inherent existence? The self is ever-lasting but not permanent? What does that mean? My head hurts."
The group with a speaker from the Tibetan Youth Congress
Peter with an unending cup of chai
Dorje, the India regional director of Students for a Free Tibet talks to the group
Rebecca with her homestay family
Momos and soup at Annie's homestay
Annie's Pala plays dramyin with his granddaughter
We visited Norbulingka - an arts and culture preservation center down the hill from Dharamsala. Here we visited the Thangka section and checked out a Kalachakra mandala.
One of the wood carvers at Norbulingka
Buddha in the making, Norbulingka
In the main temple at Norbulingka
Emilya explains a gridded Tibetan poem
Katie faces off against Peter and Marley in Carom
Marley takes aim
We were very fortunate to get an audience with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a western nun who spent 12 years in retreat and has been at the forefront of a movement to provide greater status and facilities to female Buddhist practitioners.