Ladakh – Buddhist Devotion
Ladakh is a region in northern India that is totally Buddhist, and its history and stories are beautiful. The people’s devotion and chanting fed my imagination.
Life is very difficult there for most, especially the women, but being surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas made it feel like there was magic in the air. While visiting the ancient 15th century monastery, Tingmosgang, I came across this woman in total reverence performing repeated ritual prayers to Buddha. Her lined face was very beautiful.
I was very respectful of her prayers but watched her for a very long time, mesmerized by her devotion.