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Nepal - Final tribute #14

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 14 November 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Series - Nepal - Final tribute ***

Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

This buddhist monk was praying and greeting young novice monks at Boudhanath or Bodnath Stupa. It is the largest and holiest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Nepal. It is an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and the local Nepalis.

"Monks and nuns are expected to fulfill a variety of roles in the Buddhist community. First and foremost, they are expected to preserve the doctrine and discipline now known as Buddhism. They are also expected to provide a living example for the laity, and to serve as a "field of merit" for lay followers, providing laymen and women with the opportunity to earn merit by giving gifts and support to the monks. In return for the support of the laity, monks and nuns are expected to live an austere life focused on the study of Buddhist doctrine, the practice of meditation, and the observance of good moral character.

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Devi from Chennai, India

Very impressive portrait !! What a calm and benevolent face !!
Hope he is still around!

14 Nov 2015 5:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A very telling portrait - it really connects.

14 Nov 2015 5:56am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in Kyoto, Japan

Yes, a superb portrait!

14 Nov 2015 9:32am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good portrait shot. Superb.

14 Nov 2015 9:52am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful portrait. He has a kind and happy face.

14 Nov 2015 11:02am

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Well done

14 Nov 2015 2:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
wonderful portrait!

14 Nov 2015 7:28pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau sourire

15 Nov 2015 8:42am

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a dear portrait of this wonderful old monk. Bravo

16 Nov 2015 2:59pm

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