Om Amarani Jevan Teye Soha by Ani Choying Dolma
The essence of realization is nowness,
Occurring all at once, with nothing to add or subtract.
Self-liberation, innate great bliss,
Free from hope or fear is the fruition.
~Marpa, from his song of realization and experience
(Translation and image of Marpa is from Asia Karma Kagyu)
(Photographer: Yang Yankang, Buddhism in Tibet, 2007)
Himalayan kids, (by Mark Podrabinek)
” DROKPA: Nomads of the Tibetan Steppe” - Nomad woman in front of yak-hair tent, Phala, Tibetan Autonomous Region, 1997.
A woman on a pilgrimage to Potala palace, looking at the view of Lhasa below.
(Photo by Gergory Bedenko)
An elderly monk looking out from the window of the Tashilunpo monstaery, Shigatse, Tibet
(by Gregory Bedenko)
Music is silence,
music is mountain,
music is freedom,
music is universal,
music is heart,
music is bridge,
music is temple,
music is teacher,
music is path,
path to compassion,
divinity, and inner-peace.
Nawang Khechog - Freedom
Nawang Khechog (also known as Nawang Khechong) is a Tibetan flute player and composer.
Nawang was born in Tibet, but following the Chinese invasion of 1949/1950, his family moved to India, where Nawang studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy. He spent eleven years as a monk, including four years as a hermit meditating in the Himalayan foothills under the guidance of the Dalai Lama.
A self taught musician, Nawang’s expression springs from his emotions and his life experience traveling the world as a Tibetan nomad.
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When we understand this, we see that we are nothing. And being nothing, we are everything. That is all.
(Photo:Tibetan prayer wheels, by Ira Gosalia)
Mitchell Kanashkevich - monks in a classroom, Tibetan refugee camp, Bylakuppe, India
Steve McCurry - Friendship (Tibet)
Tibetan kids in a refugee camp in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Tibet, by Steve McCurry (www.stevemccurry.com)