At the start of 2013 I was given the unique opportunity to spend two weeks at the Tibetan monastic household Gosok Ladang, which is part of the Sera Me monastery in south - India. I was permitted to take photos virtually without any restrictions. The monks were told to live their daily routine, disregarding the omnipresent photographer.
The result is a remarkable report on daily life in a Tibetan buddhist monastic household: the religious activities, the philosophical debates, the prayer services, but also the housekeeping chores, the meals and sport and play.
This book offers a highly intimate insight into a culture under pressure.
This book is sold at cost, with a surplus of € 5 that will entirely be donated to the Chenrezig Foundation (www.chenrezig.nl) that supports Tibetan refugees and monastries in Nepal and India.. Also available in a cheaper magazine format: http://www.blurb.com/b/5025220-aspects-of-red-magazine.
A Touch of Red (magazine) Published January 25, 2014
Aspects of Red (Magazine) Published January 19, 2014
A Touch of Red - (ENG) Published November 20, 2013
A TOUCH OF RED (NED) Published October 28, 2013
ASPECTS OF RED (NED) Published October 28, 2013
Penpa Tsering Master - Sculpturer Published March 30, 2013
haiku - mandala Published June 13, 2012
Tibet 2007 Mieke Kupers Published December 30, 2009