Precious Jewels of Tibet Photo Gallery

Photo selections from Jane Bay's pilgrimage to explore Buddhism in India, Nepal and Tibet

 

Losang Samten at Shrine of Shakyamuni Buddha in New Delhi, India

 

Jane chanting with nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery in Dharamsala, India

 

Jane and Namgyal meet for the first time at Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India

 

Namgyal as she says goodbye to Jane at TCV

 

The road from Gongkar Airport to Lhasa runs along the Tsongpo River in Tibet

 

The Jokhang Temple in Lhasa – Heart of Tibet

 

Interior courtyard at the Jokhang Temple

 

Pilgrims waiting in line to enter the chapel of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion at the Jokhang Temple. The Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of Avaloketishvara.

 

Jowo Shakyamuni statue at the Jokhang

 

Long rectangular tables covered with hundreds of butter lamps just inside the entrance to the Jokhang

 

Tibetan woman selling jewelry at the Barkhor outdoor market in Lhasa

 

Park in front of the Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama, Namgyal Monastery and seat of the Tibetan government

 

Young monks at Samye Monastery, first monastery built in Tibet circa 770 A.D.

 

Jane with monks fascinated with videocam at Sera Monastery in Tibet

 

Women pilgrims walking from western Tibet to pray at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

 

Old woman holding a baby goat in the village of Chenmo

 

Tibetan adobe architecture similar in style to Native American pueblos in New Mexico

 

Yak horns adorned the archways above the entrance to residential compounds. Placed there to protect the families, the yak horns symbolize Yamantaka, the 'Destroyer of Death,' a wrathful deity who is a special protector of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Prayer flags at the Karo La Pass, 16,548 feet altitude.

 

Losang on the roof of the Jokhang Temple

 

Lhapadolma rescued Jane when she became lost in Tsetang, considered the birthplace of the Tibetan race.

 

Losang with nomad family from Drigung in their tent

 

Children who helped Jane build a mani shrine in Kyichu Valley

 

Lobsang at Yamdrok Lake, the sacred turquoise lake, in Tibet

 

A herd of sheep wandering across the Kamba La Pass, 15,724 feet above Yamdrok Lake

 

Jane holding wooden urn containing ashes of her beloved friend, Barry Bryant

 

Jane and Losang placing Barry’s ashes in wooden urn

 

Losang, Dawa and Jane saying prayers for Barry Bryant

 

Jane pouring some of the ashes into Yamdrok Lake

 

Jane pouring some of the ashes into Yamdrok Lake

 

Jane pouring some of Barrys ashes into a puja fire at the Kamba La Pass

 
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