Young Tibetan Monks at Namdroling Monastery, Karnataka
When I spent a few months in India in 2010, I visited the Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, the home to thousands of Tibetan monks, not far from Mysore in Karnataka. I recently guest-posted a photo essay from the day trip on the site of my friend and fellow blogger Steve. Head over there to see the rest of my photographs from Namdroling Monastery on back-packer.org.
The photo here is of three young pledges of the Monastery, who live in Namdroling and are brought up studying Buddhism. There were lots of different sites within the Monastery grounds, including the Golden Temple, the three 22-feet tall Golden Buddhas and lots of impressive hand-painted murals.
This photo also appears as the lead shot in my popular post about travelling for free. See the other photos of the Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple and more on back-packer.org and let me know if you liked the shots!