At the start of 2013 I was given the unique opportunity to spend some time at the Tibetan monastery Phuntsok Choling in Kathmandu, Nepal. 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.
The support of the Tibetan monasteries and refugees takes place through Stichting Chenrezig Nederland (Foundation Chenrezig The Netherlands).
More information about the goals and procedures of the foundation can be found on the website www.chenrezig.nl. This website offers all the information in English too.
This book is sold at cost, with a surplus of € 4 that will entirely be donated to the Chenrezig Foundation that supports Tibetan refugees and monastries in Nepal and India. Also available in luxurious book format: