One of the stupas on the grounds
The sand mandala that is housed inside
Close up of the sand to see how intricate it really is
Inside the temple (I thought I had photos of outside but I don't seem to find them)
These next photos I think are really neat. I love seeing the monks interact with children and the visit had a great impact on my children. (the little girl in purple is one of mine)
He's helping the little ones make little paper prayer flags. My kids treasure theirs.
I hope it's ok I shared all of these.
Om, thank you for posting the photos of the monastery and of your children, what a great experience for them! Is this monastery in San Antonio?
Bhavana wrote:Tara, your watercolor by your friend, Ven. Gyatso, is beautiful. There is a thangka painting class coming up in my area this fall, I am hoping to get in on it.
Thank you. Sadly I am unable to pass your comment on to Ven. Gyatso as he died suddenly aged 38 on 29th July. I hope you get into the Thangka painting class. I was very fortunate to a have had a private guided tour, accompanied by Ven. Gyatso, of the Thangka painting classroom/studio, along with all the other classroom/workshops, at the Norbulingka Institute located near Dharamsala. The Thangkas created there are amazing.
I am thinking of buying one, found some originals for sale for $50, proceeds going to Hosier Women's School - a school for poor and uneducated women in Nepal. I would like to have one to hang behind my bedroom altar.
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