Tibetan Nuns Resting During Nyung Na

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Amber Coe

Intimate Moments With Tibetan Nuns - Nyung Na is a rigorous fasting ritual where the initiated forego food and water and also perform hundreds of prostrations and 4-5 hours of prayers three times a day. This practice goes on in two day cycles for up to 16 days. These young Tibetan nuns are taking a momentary break from such an exhausting display of devotion.

Location: Kopan, Nepal


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