Took these sometime back when I visited Tibetan Refugees Self Help Center here in Darjeeling. At the time of my visit, weaving of Tibetan carpets were at a halt, but I got to see the residents playing a game of dice which is common known in Darjeeling as “Parashyo“. This is widely known as the Tibetan game of dice – “SHO”. It comprises of two dice, throwing cup, pad on which the dice is placed, some coins and shells. The unique thing about this is that all things are handmade by the folks interested in the game. I posted some of the photos on Thunderbolt Tea’s Facebook page, but not these ones (I guess). Enjoy the photos!
Here is another photo relating to Darjeeling Tea – a tea worker standing with his spade in hand clearing out the unwanted growth and also planting new tea bushes at a Darjeeling Tea Estate, Phoobsering Tea Estate to be precise.
I took this with my manual slr. I know the manual doesn’t have the facilities like the digitals, but have always loved its result. I believe it puts more life to the photo!
Enjoy the photo!
I wanted to share this photo for a long time, maybe I did share it on Facebook but not sure – Its a burden to go through all to verify. This photo was taken at Druk Thupten Sangag Choeling Monastery or commonly known as “Dali Gompa” (locals pronounce it as “Dali Goombaa”) or Dali Monastery in Darjeeling. Dali here signifies the area where this Buddhist monastery is located.
It is just 4 km away from the main Darjeeling town area. Dali monastery was initially started by Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche in the year 1971 and finally inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 1983. Dali Gompa forms the headquarters of Drukchen Rimpoche, the XII, the supreme head of the Kargyud lineage.
Now hundreds of Buddhist monks or lamas have enrolled with the monastery for spiritual education. It has always given me peace when I visit such an institution and hearing them reverberate their celestial chants reminds me of the Heavens above – telling me somebody must be up there, watching!
Enjoy the photos
Welcome to my personal space on the web. Hi! This is Benoy, a guy who resides among the Himalayan hills of Darjeeling. This is a personal blog where I update everything personal - from my wake up time to the time I fall dead on the bed. I love Darjeeling Tea and photography - Though an amateur photographer with zero knowledge of the technicalities involved, I like the idea of capturing the angle which best portrays to my eyes. Enjoy your stay here! +Benoy Thapa
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