Towards the end of my stay in Myanmar (Burma), we decided to visit a Buddhist nunnery in Yangon. The nunnery housed girls and women of many ages, dressed in their pink robes. They are known as student or novice nuns. There seemed to be an emphasis on education, to provide the children with the tools needed to achieve their dreams outside of the nunnery. Here, a young woman is reading from a book, soaking up the bright rays from the sun, during a break, or recess, from classroom lessons.
Sadhu in Varanasi
Sadhus are Hindu holy men with specific spiritual goals. Pictured is one sadhu, just after sunrise, on the sandy eastern side of the River Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi. This area is a relatively open space within the city centre, in contrast to the western side with its many temples and ghats.
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Temples and pagodas
Spooky building, Darjeeling
I was travelling overland between Bhutan and Nepal several years ago, and stopped at Darjeeling for a couple of days. Whilst there, I came across this scene of clouds rolling over an old spooky building, mountains in the background. A wonderful town in the Lesser Himalayas, with a large Buddhist presence, famous for its tea plantations and the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.