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Monks leaving the Temple, Punakha
23-APR-2010 M. Raeder - Photography

Monks leaving the Temple, Punakha

Bhutan

I visited the Punakha Dzong just as the monks were leaving the temple.
As it turned out, there had been a ceremony in the Temple with Je Khenpo, the highest spiritual leader of Bhutan in attendance. As he walked out of the temple, he gave a blessing to all those who were visiting the Dzong. A line had formed and he slowly walked past blessing each person on the bowed head. It was a silent moment and only the murmurng of blessings and mantras could be faintly hear.
I felt honored to be in his presence.

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Anan Loza 27-Jun-2010 06:40
Hey, love the colour. Wish I was with you.....
Walter O. Koenig07-Jun-2010 18:53
A wonderful image. So nice to see this.
Liz Bickel18-May-2010 19:52
So full of life! Wonderful shot image!
Tom Munson18-May-2010 04:23
Terrific candid! Nice work!
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