Kopan in pictures

Two weeks at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Just enough time to set change in motion. Just enough debate to challenge preconceptions. Just enough wildlife to consider vegetarianism. Just enough potatoes to feel full every day. 

 

Technically not kopan, but you see it every day

 
 
 
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Stupa central

Beautiful row of stupas

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Tsongkhapa

Founder of the Gelug school (yellow hat) of Tibetan Buddhism,

 
 
 

The Gompa

A hall for instruction, meditation, and celebration

 
 
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Wild hearts

 
 
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Overlooking Kathmandu

 
 
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Potatoes with a view

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Roof with a view

 

My study buddy and roommate

Samantha made the silent days—and the bugs—bearable