Dharamsala – May 24 – May 28

May 24 2015
Gyuto Monastery. A place of worship as well as a school for monks. When the monastery initially began, there were only 32 monks. After 1959, only about 60 monks were able to successfully flee to India as refugees. Today, there are over 500 monks.
May 24 2015
Bhagsu Waterfalls. The trail to the waterfall was about 1 km. It was very windy, but seemingly safe because the path was concrete.
May 25 2015
Hill Hacks Conference. It was a tech conference in which people shared their hacking, technological or creative ideas. Chris and Rebecca gave talks about how technology plays a role in their artwork.
May 25 2015
Hill Hacks grounds

May 26 2015

 

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(Above)  The Tibet Museum.  The purpose of the Tibet Museum is to document, preserve and educate about Tibetan history, culture and the current situation.  The museum is located in the Temple Complex which houses the Buddhist temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  The statue in the second image is in memory of all Tibetans that have self-immolated as a way of protesting.

 

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(Above) Scenic route in McLeod Ganj.

 

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(Above) Tibetan woodcarving.  The golden fish is one of the eight Auspicious Symbols.  It symbolizes the auspiciousness of all living beings living in a state of fearlessness.

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(Above) Kotwali Bazar.  The shopping center for everyday goods in Dharamsala.