Categories

Photo of Manhattan New York at night, from Empire State Building on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Tibetan taxi in Xigar on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Crowd climbing up towards Northcol on Mount Everest, Tibet on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Ice cream shop in Rome, Italy on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Row of climbers going for Denali’s summit, Alaska on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Praying woman in Nepal on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Ilyushin plane landed at Patriot Hills, Antarctica on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Street kids in Tingri, Tibet on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Street sign in downtown Talkeetna, Alaska on ExposedPlanet.com

Monk in Xigar monastery, Tibet 10th February 2007

4 Responses to “Monk in Xigar monastery, Tibet”

  1. 1
    Ashish Sidapara:

    Superb portrait, the shallow dof looks superb!

  2. 2
    mc:

    Beautiful portrait; nice lighting and color. I see wisdom and kindness behind this mans eyes.

  3. 3
    April:

    Such an intense portrait. The light really lends to the drama of the shot.

  4. 4
    ferenc ecseki:

    great! peaceful and symmetric face .. smooth curves/lines of the chin, lips, eyes and eyebrows which I noticed first .. BRAVO!!!

  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 0.013 s (1/80) (1/80)
  • f/2.2
  • aperture priority (semi-auto)
  • 200
  • 2006:04:17 05:26:42
  • matrix
  • 50.00 (50/1)
  • Auto Exposure
Monk in Xigar monastery, Tibet

The story behind "Monk in Xigar monastery, Tibet"

This the 2nd in a small series of 3 about buddhist prayers in Xigar (or Shegar or New Tingri), Tibet, a small dusty place in the middle of nowhere. This monk lives in the Xigar Chöde monastery that was built in 1269 in the old part of town, at the foot of a steep hill. This part is named Xegar Dzong or Crystal Fort and the remains are still there.

For 10 yuan (about a euro) you can step inside and see the huge old Buddha statue. And if you want to get smart the easy way, you can walk underneath the scrolls with ancient texts of wisdom. These are in a cabinet, with enough space below, so you can carefully walk there. According to this monk, the wisdom would come down in you when doing so.. Couldn’t hurt I think?

(4 comments add yours: click the link above the image, or share using the buttons.)

Share your Planet!

Click the buttons below to Tweet, Stumble, Reddit or Digg!

Categories:
AsiaPeoplePortraitsReligionSmilesTibet

URL: http://exposedplanet.com/monk-in-xigar-monastery-tibet/