Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal

Collection with 6 media items created by Noe Falk Nielsen

Nepal 11 Mar 2015 00:00

A brief collection of photos of various religious undertakings in the area surrounding the Bodinath Stupa in Kathmandu, which houses the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. As Tibet was occupied by China in 1950 a number of Tibetans escaped to Nepal and established themselves around a massive white Bodinath Stupa in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The whorshippers walk clockwise around the stupa while spinning the prayer wheels and stop at the fire pits to breathe in the cleansing smoke. Around 9 % of the Nepalese population is Buddhist.

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Buddhism Monks Monastery Ritual Belief Religion Buddha Nepal Kathmandu Bodnath Stupa Prayer

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 01
Bodinath Stupa, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

A prayer wheel spins in the monastery at the Bodinath Stupa in Kathmandu.

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 02
Bodinath Stupa, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

A prayer wheel spins in the monastery at the Bodinath Stupa in Kathmandu.

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 03
Bodinath Stupa, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

A monk performs Buddhist rites in monestary by the Bodinath Stupa in Kathmandu.

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 04
Bodinath Stupa, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

At a fire pit near the stupa, pilgrims inhale burning incense as a blessing.

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 05
Bodinath Stupa, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

At a fire pit near the stupa, pilgrims inhale burning incense as a blessing.