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12 Sep 2019
Geshe La, Portrait of a Bon Buddhist Monk

Geshe YongDong, Portrait of a Tibetan Lama

Portrait of a Tibetan Lama, Geshe YongDong Geshe YongDong is the spiritual director and main teacher of Sherab Chamma Ling, a Tibetan Bon Buddhist Centre located in the Comox Valley. I took this portrait for CV Collective magazine.  There are 5 lineages in Tibetan Buddhism, Bon being one of them. Bon is the oldest of all the spiritual traditions in Tibet; Bon, a shamanic spiritual tradition, was the main spiritual tradition of Tibet before the arrival of Indian Buddhism in Tibet. […]

29 Mar 2013

Portrait of a Sinhalese Buddhist Monk, Sri Lanka

I took this shot just outside an old temple in central Sri Lanka. (Make sure you click on the blue, “Read More” button and then click on the image to get the full-frame version of the shot.) I love the light in the shade in the tropics at mid-day. Forget about shots in the direct sunlight during the harsh light of a tropical day. It’s just way to intense. The shade is where it’s at. We’ll be starting a travel […]

19 Sep 2012

Geshe YongDong, Founder and Resident Lama, Sherab Chamma Ling — Vancouver Island Photographer

A portrait of a spiritual man. GesheLa is the Resident Lama of our local Tibetan Bön Buddhist Centre, Sherab Chamma Ling, located in downtown Courtenay. A very compassionate man, he has a profound knowledge of Buddhism. GesheLa has a great sense of humor. He also likes chocolate. You can learn more about his fascinating life, including his escape from Tibet, and about the workings of the center here. This photo captures him as I know him … his serious look […]