I am very happy to announce that we now have a second contributor to the guest section of the Photo Dharma website.
Ven. S. Dhammika is one of the most widely traveled monks I know of, and has visited most of the Buddhist centres in Asia over his past 30 years in robes.
He has, during that time, written some classic guide books to the various centres both in India (Middle Land, Middle Way), Sri Lanka (Sacred Island) and recently in Tibet (Mount Kailash, A Pilgrim’s Companion).
Over the past few years he has been traveling extensively in the Himalayas and Tibet, and fortunately for us he took his camera with him, as besides being a fine writer he is also a good photographer.
Now he has very kindly let me make a choice of some of his photographs taken in these regions and publish them on the Photo Dharma website.
They range over the landscapes and temples of the Spiti valley and Kinnaur, Tibet and Nepal, and capture some of the grandeur of those areas very well. Here are a few to whet your thirst. Click on the link below to see the whole collection.
Kailash at Sunset from Kinnaur
Yaks in a Snow Storm
Kunbum Stupa in Palcho Monastery, Gyantse
Dharmacakra and Deer Emblem, Jorkong Temple, Lhasa
Bodhinath Stupa, Kathmandu