Photographer's Note

The Bodhnath area of Kathmandu shelters a community of Tibetan refugees from the Chinese occupation of their homeland. A huge stupa or chorten was built here in the eighth century by a Tibetan king. The area around the chorten has become a center for Tibetan exiles and for the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. As the sun sets every day, the people come out in their hundreds to walk around the Chorten repeating the mantra 'Om Mani Padmi Oum'. Here two monk sit meditating amid the prayer flags as the day ends.

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Additional Photos by kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 173 N: 1802] (7517)
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