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Bhuddist funeral 12
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The victim's brother blows a conch during the Buddhist chants.

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Bhuddist funeral 13
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Bhuddist funeral 14
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Bhuddist funeral 15
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The members of the village share rice liquor as the ceremony continues with more prayers and offerings thrown into the fire.

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Bhuddist funeral 16
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire burns more on the part facing the top of the hill, so, when it eventually crumbles, it will not roll down the hill.

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Bhuddist funeral 17
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The logs of the funeral pyre are pushed to the back to remain in place.

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Bhuddist funeral 18
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Everybody shares a moment of reverence, but without dramatization.

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Bhuddist funeral 20
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Portrait of monks attending the ceremony. The monks come with the family to the funeral. The family and all their friends give food and candles to the monks that will be used in the ceremony.

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Bhuddist funeral 02
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The stretcher used by the villagers to carry the body of the deceased to the top of a hill near the village for the cremation ceremony.

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Bhuddist funeral 03
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

For the cremation ceremony, the body is covered by a sheet and Khatas, traditional ceremonial scarves which symbolize purity and compassion.

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Bhuddist funeral 01
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
26 Apr 2015

A Bhuddist monk from a nearby monastery, who lost his mother in the earthquake that hit Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal
Boudhanath Sadak, Kathmandu
By Noe Falk Nielsen
11 Mar 2015

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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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.

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monastery of aids 01
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

A black statue of Buddha reigns in the middle of the temple where all the remains of the patients that passed away in the monastery are stocked.

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monastery of aids 02
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

The only isolated area in the whole building is a small dorm settled for tuberculosis patients, at the end of the main room.

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monastery of aids 03
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Maprod came to the temple with his mother seven months ago. His mother got AIDS, but he was born healthy. Now he’s almost 3 years old.

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monastery of aids 04
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

A patient on Phra Baht Nam Phu Monastery awaits the nurses who take care of him.

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monastery of aids 05
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Kraison, 46 years old, became infected 10 years ago after having sex with a prostitute without protection. He arrived at the temple 2 years ago because he is not able to support himself. He lost his legs after suffering hyperglycemia when infected by HIV.

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monastery of aids 06
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Alia, 49 years old, she knew that she was infected with AIDS after one month of pregnancy. After taking the proper medication, her child was born healthy. Her husband, who used to have sex with sex workers without using condoms, infected her. She arrived to the temple 5 years ago because no one cares of her.

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monastery of aids 07
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Some of the patients are so weak that can not even walk. They must wait for helpers to get rid of their bed prisons daily.

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monastery of aids 08
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Rachen, 58. He used to inject heroin. He was fired from his neighborhood when his neighbors realized that he was infected.

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monastery of aids 09
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Aman, 45. HIV affected his brain and he became deaf 5 years ago.

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monastery of aids 10
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

A patient tries to get some rest at his bed in the middle of the main room.

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monastery of aids 11
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

All the critical patients must share the same dorm. A large room loaded with hospital beds shared by the inmates and all their personal belongings.

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monastery of aids 12
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Pon, 48, joined the monastery seven years ago, after a routine check revealed that he had HIV. Since then he quit his family without saying a word to don't disturb them. Now he kills time on his bed drawing portraits of the founder of this center.

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monastery of aids 13
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Kitti, 46 years old, is so weakened by the disease that he must wear diapers. He became infected after having sex with his wife. He reached the temple three years ago, after the death of his wife. None of his family is taking care of him.

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monastery of aids 14
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

A patient trying to get outside of the building by himself.

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monastery of aids 15
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

The patients have the right to decide if, after death, they want their bodies being mummified to be shown at the museum, to explain the world how HIV affects humankind.

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monastery of aids 16
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

After death, the bodies of the patients are incinerated and the remains are stocked all together in individual sachets behind the Buddha statue.

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monastery of aids 17
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

Because of the increasing lack of storage space at the monastery, now the bodies of the deceased are not just cremated but crushed to reduce the size at small bags in boxes.

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monastery of aids 18
Lopburi
By Antolo
03 Feb 2015

On a temple inside the complex, some mummies of infected HIV patients that passed away are shown to explain the visitors how the sickness affect the human body.

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Pilgrimage
Chalkidiki, Makedonien
By Ralf Falbe
10 Oct 2014

Greece, Chalkidiki, Mount Athos, Safni, 10.10.2014, Orthodox monks on pilgrimage at the holy Mount Athos.

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Eastern Orthodox Monks
Mount Athos
By Ralf Falbe
08 Oct 2014

Historic photograph of Eastern Orthodox monks in a monastery at Mount Athos, Chalkidiki, Greece. Dated 1920-1940

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Decan Monastery 5
By Agron Beqiri
25 Apr 2014

Monks as they lead the eastern ceremony in Decan monastery, Kosovo