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This is my second picture of Tibetan exiles. The Bodhnath area of Kathmandu shelters a community of Tibetan refugees from the Chinese occupation of their homeland. A huge chorten or stupa was built here in the eighth century by a Tibetan king. The area around the stupa has become a center for Tibetan exiles and for the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Most of the monks and lay folk here have followed His Holiness the Dali Lama into exile. Like the old monk, previously posted, this Tibetan woman has been in exile for many years. She is walking around the stupa in the evening turning her prayer wheel and dreaming of returning , on day, to a fee Tibet. As one critique said of my last Tibetan post "I wish I could believe that a free Tibet will ever happen" I also wish that I could believe this.

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