Nepal Lawudo April 2015

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the  Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of his meditation cave at Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Rinpoche visited Lawudo for three weeks in April 2015, leaving on April 24, the day before the devastating Nepal earthquake.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of his meditation cave at Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Rinpoche visited Lawudo for three weeks in April 2015, leaving on April 24, the day before the devastating Nepal earthquake.
View of Himalayas from Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Most of the buildings at Lawudo were significantly damaged by the major earthquake and aftershocks. The following photos were all taken before the earthquakes.
View of Himalayas from Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Most of the buildings at Lawudo were significantly damaged by the major earthquake and aftershocks. The following photos were all taken before the earthquakes.
The stupa of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's previous incarnation, Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe, about a kilometer walk from Lawudo Retreat Centre, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The stupa of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's previous incarnation, Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe, about a kilometer walk from Lawudo Retreat Centre, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche above his meditation cave at Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche above his meditation cave at Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in his cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in his cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outside his cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching outside his cave at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche looking at the new retaining wall at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche looking at the new retaining wall at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The view from Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The view from Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
View from the library at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
View from the library at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten going to feed the cows at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten going to feed the cows at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lawudo Retreat Centre in the snow, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lawudo Retreat Centre in the snow, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten and brother Sangay Sherpa and other Sherpas at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten and brother Sangay Sherpa and other Sherpas at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten blessing a cow at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his sister Ani Ngawang Samten blessing a cow at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Ani Ngawang Samten milking her cow, Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Ani Ngawang Samten milking her cow, Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Chöpa tsog with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Chöpa tsog with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Chöpa tsog with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Chöpa tsog with Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche being carried from Lawudo Retreat Centre down to Thamu Gompa, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche being carried from Lawudo Retreat Centre down to Thamu Gompa, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre to hundreds of Sherpa people from the area, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche giving Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre to hundreds of Sherpa people from the area, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Harry Sutton.
A dance group from Thame, Rinpoche's birthplace, during Amitabha long life initiation, Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
A dance group from Thame, Rinpoche's birthplace, during Amitabha long life initiation, Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche watches Sherpa women make a dance offering during the Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche watches Sherpa women make a dance offering during the Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
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