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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

We've just returned from the wonderful landscape and culture of Ladakh and Zanskar, a Buddhist region in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Tibet. It's an ancient culture often called Little Tibet, a high altitude desert region of mountain ranges and deep ravines. Because of its inaccessibility and proximity to the disputed borders with Pakistan and China, the first permits for visitors were only issued forty years ago. Nonetheless, change is coming, dirt roads are being constructed and you can now drive over the some of the high passes we used to trek. Local people mostly welcome the thought of new...

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Buddha Statues and Images

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Buddha Statues and Images

The face of the Buddha is one of the most well known and iconic images in the world even though representations of his face vary widely from one Buddhist culture to another. In common is the sense of peace and liberation that we all desire. These two photos, of Tara and Avalokiteshvara, both compassion aspects of the Buddha were taken in Zanskar, India 2016.   On these pages we have statues of the Buddha from India, Nepal and Tibet. They are made from copper, brass, stone and wood and each one is individual and unique. Statues of the Buddha are more correctly called ‘rupas’. Rupa...

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