Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Buddhist Nuns


Six Buddhist nuns from the Keydong Thuk-che Choeling Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, have been at Trinity College for the last two months.  They are building a mandala, a sand painting used for prayer, contemplation, and healing.  They pause from their work to perform chants, which are marvelously harmonized.  

 

19 comments:

Kate said...

A compelling cultural photo...both of them. I'm very attracted to Buddhism, but have not made the leap.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love to hear the chanting. Your photos are wonderful. Like Kate, I am attracted to Buddhism.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Superb shots!
Love the first!
Thanks for sharing, Jack.

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Michelle said...

Buddhism really has some wonderful teachings. A classic photo in the first shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A group of Tibetan monks came to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and performed their music and chants and made a mandala. It was fascinating.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, these are fine photos of this group of nuns. The making of a sand mandala is a special event. Know you enjoyed being part of it.

Sharon said...

This makes me think of the time I ran into the Dalai Llama in a hotel elevator in Austin Texas. It was a surreal but, very pleasant experience.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice capture Jack.

SRQ said...

I didn't realize they're called 'nuns'. You keep educating me, Jack! You're really making the rounds in Harford.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures, Jack, and a terrific post for the day! I, too, would love to hear the chanting! Thanks for sharing!!

Karl Demetz said...

Fascinating pictures.

RedPat said...

I'm fascinated by Buddhism too but turned off by organized religion & all the rules! Nice shots.

Birdman said...

Whooops! Thought they were guys.

Randy said...

I'm with Kate on this one. I would love to see the mandala when it's done.

Leslie D. said...

Wow great photo! Very National Geographic. Taking a Zen Buddhist meditation class in Monterey right now but to see these authentic practitioners is pretty neat..

VP said...

I am curious to see the mandala when it is finished.

JM said...

Great shots! Love the setting at the bottom.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Both of these shots are intriguing and very fine. Hartford is kind of a happening place, isn't it?!

Halcyon said...

Must be even more interesting in person.