November Course has finished

The November course for this year has finished. It seems like it just started. I will be leaving for Bhutan on Dec. 9 and returning to Kathmandu on Dec. 16. I am not sure of the internet access there but I imagine it shouldn’t be a problem.

Kopan ants.

 

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Lama Zopa long life celebration.

 

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As a group we were all bused to Swayambhunath stupa. Probably the second most holy site in Kathmandu after Boudhanath stupa. We all circumambulated the site which took approximately one hour.

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vegetables

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Baby Buddha

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Nepali school boys.

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Nepali school girls.

 

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Stupa soccer.

 

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Tibetan woman.

 

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Boudhanath stupa.

 

Boudhanath stupa timelapse.

 

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Himalayas behind the stupa.

 

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Tibetans doing Kora. Every late afternoon, hundreds of Tibetans and others come to the stupa to do Kora’s and say mantras as they walk around the stupa. This is considered to be the holiest site in all of Nepal for Tibetan Buddhists.

 

Sunrise at Kopan.

 

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Lots of mini monks.

 

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Tibetan child and her mom wishing for peace in the world.

 

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Tibetans in their finest clothes at the picnic after the long life celebration.

 

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The best discussion group in the history of Kopan Monastery! Until proven otherwise……..

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2 thoughts on “November Course has finished

  1. rebemerald

    Jim I love the time lapses…seeing and hearing the prayer wheel like it’s in my living room and seeing Boudhanath Stupa. Some beautiful photos! I really like the photo of the Himalayan Mountains behind the Stupa, Rebecca

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