Nepal November-December 2013

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The nuns of Khachoe Ghakyil Ling (Kopan Nunnery) welcome Lama Zopa Rinpoche back to Nepal and Kopan, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The nuns of Khachoe Ghakyil Ling (Kopan Nunnery) welcome Lama Zopa Rinpoche back to Nepal and Kopan, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche greets the young Lama Tenzin, who is staying at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling during his early years, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche greets the young Lama Tenzin, who is staying at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling during his early years, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the young lama do prostrations in the nunnery gompa, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the young lama do prostrations in the nunnery gompa, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
After doing prostrations, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offers khatas to a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the holy objects in the nunnery's gompa, Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
After doing prostrations, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offers khatas to a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the holy objects in the nunnery's gompa, Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The Kopan gegö (disciplinarian) leads Rinpoche as he arrives at Kopan Monastery and is greeted first by the young monks, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
The Kopan gegö (disciplinarian) leads Rinpoche as he arrives at Kopan Monastery and is greeted first by the young monks, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
A long line waits to greet Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including more than 200 foreigners who are doing the month-long meditation course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
A long line waits to greet Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including more than 200 foreigners who are doing the month-long meditation course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Without wasting a minute, Lama Zopa Rinpoche walks straight into the gompa and starts giving a talk to the people attending the month-long meditation course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Without wasting a minute, Lama Zopa Rinpoche walks straight into the gompa and starts giving a talk to the people attending the month-long meditation course, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 22, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche reads prayers after lunch on the top floor of Kopan Monastery with 1,000 buddha statues behind and the mountains in the distance, Nepal, November 23, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche reads prayers after lunch on the top floor of Kopan Monastery with 1,000 buddha statues behind and the mountains in the distance, Nepal, November 23, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching to about 250 students attending the one-month meditation course on the morning of Lhabab Duchen, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching to about 250 students attending the one-month meditation course on the morning of Lhabab Duchen, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche buying plastic flowers while circumambulating Swayambhu Stupa with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi and Geshe Jangchub, Kahtmandu, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche buying plastic flowers while circumambulating Swayambhu Stupa with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi and Geshe Jangchub, Kahtmandu, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche circumambulating Swayambhu Stupa while reading the Vajra Cutter Sutra with Kopan abbot Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi and others, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche circumambulating Swayambhu Stupa while reading the Vajra Cutter Sutra with Kopan abbot Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi and others, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
At the end of the three-kilometer circumambulation of Swayambhu Stupa, Rinpoche offers five colored khatas and a Dharmachakra to the stupa, with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi, Gen.Tenpa Choden and Kopan monks, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
At the end of the three-kilometer circumambulation of Swayambhu Stupa, Rinpoche offers five colored khatas and a Dharmachakra to the stupa, with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi, Gen.Tenpa Choden and Kopan monks, November 24, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche circumambulating the 1,000 buddhas at night, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 2, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche circumambulating the 1,000 buddhas at night, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 2, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his older sister Ani Ngawang Samten, who had just come down from Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, which she looks after, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 4, 2013.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche with his older sister Ani Ngawang Samten, who had just come down from Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, which she looks after, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 4, 2013.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching to the Nepali staff of Yak and Yeti on good heartedness, with 
Marcel Bertels in the background, Kathmandu, Nepal, December 5, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching to the Nepali staff of Yak and Yeti on good heartedness, with Marcel Bertels in the background, Kathmandu, Nepal, December 5, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Tsog offering during the long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 9, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Tsog offering during the long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 9, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche during long life puja offered to him, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 9, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche during long life puja offered to him, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 9, 2013. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
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