Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Robin Heber

During a special early morning prayer and chanting ceremony high in the Himalayas, a monk pauses for a brief moment, opens his eyes and gazes ahead in a meditational trance. This intimate moment lasts a few seconds before he once again shuts his eyes and returns to the hypnotic chanting of sacred Tibetan mantras. Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, motivated by great compassion, aim at achieving enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

Location: Tawang Monastery, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India, India


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