18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Monks in Mood

Ralong, situated amidst picturesque plateau of Sikkim, India has a wonderful Monastery with Buddhist monk training center. Trainees from pretty little age to elderly stay at the adjacent boardinghouse and learn Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism through affection and able guidance of senior monks. Witnessing such hand holding among the senior monk and the cute, youngest trainee during my travel to the Monastery was a splendid moment to frame for a nice travel memoir

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ravangla, India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Somanjan Ponda