The land of the monks

A monk is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of monks, while always maintaining some degree of physical separation from those not sharing the same purpose. The concept is ancient and can be seen in many religions and in philosophy. (wiki)

Monks World

Ladakh & Spiti region has many historic monasteries called Gompas, where Buddhist monks live, study and practice their religion. Below is a small glimpse of the world of monks and their solitude.

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  1. indeed very nice Shiva! I have keen interest in the Buddhist principles and its become a way of life. Do check my Spiti photos on facebook.

    While i visited the Tabo monastery this is the quote i created ‘Amidst the beautiful Himalayan range lies the ancient Tabo monastery, inside it is the ‘temple for enlightened gods’. For the first time i experienced real ‘Silence’, I asked Silence ‘why does man fear?’ and Silence replied ‘because the heart has lost Faith’ and i smiled…

    Happy Journey!

    Jo 🙂

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