Russia Kalmykia May 2017

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's arrival at the border of the Russian Republic of Kalmkyia, where people had gathered to welcome him. Rinpoche is in the car's front seat  - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's arrival at the border of the Russian Republic of Kalmkyia, where people had gathered to welcome him. Rinpoche is in the car's front seat - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
During the four hour drive to Elista, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offered a delicious meal - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
During the four hour drive to Elista, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offered a delicious meal - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
After lunch on the way to Elista, Rinpoche posed for photos with the family who offered lunch and others - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
After lunch on the way to Elista, Rinpoche posed for photos with the family who offered lunch and others - Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche meeting Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche meeting Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Telo Rinpoche outside the older temple in Elista, the cultural minister holds the umbrella for Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Telo Rinpoche outside the older temple in Elista, the cultural minister holds the umbrella for Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Inside the older temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Inside the older temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche signed the visitors book at the temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche signed the visitors book at the temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche outside the temple in Elista, with Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche outside the temple in Elista, with Telo Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Prayer wheels outside the temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Prayer wheels outside the temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
The new temple in Elista, called the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha, opened in 2005 - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
The new temple in Elista, called the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha, opened in 2005 - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche and students visiting the new temple, the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha, which was named by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche and students visiting the new temple, the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha, which was named by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Outside the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Outside the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
The house where Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed in Elista was where Geshe Dukpa lived. This was his altar - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
The house where Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed in Elista was where Geshe Dukpa lived. This was his altar - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Telo Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Telo Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving for the first day of teachings in Kalmykia - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving for the first day of teachings in Kalmykia - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in new temple:  The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in new temple: The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple to more than 1000 people - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple to more than 1000 people - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche blessing food - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche blessing food - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Press conference with all the media of Elista - Kalmykia, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Press conference with all the media of Elista - Kalmykia, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving at the Kalmyk cultural preformance, where he is offered tea - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving at the Kalmyk cultural preformance, where he is offered tea - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended a performance of Kalmyk cultural dance and music offerings - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended a performance of Kalmyk cultural dance and music offerings - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Kalmyk dance offered to Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Kalmyk dance offered to Rinpoche - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
A presentation of Kalmyk cultural dance and music offerings - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
A presentation of Kalmyk cultural dance and music offerings - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche talking after the cultural dance and music offering, sitting next to the Kalmyk Cultural Minister - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche talking after the cultural dance and music offering, sitting next to the Kalmyk Cultural Minister - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche blessed all who were at the cultural dance and music offering - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche blessed all who were at the cultural dance and music offering - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing cats before giving Vajrasattva initiation in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha  - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing cats before giving Vajrasattva initiation in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche teaching in the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha temple - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche with the cooks and volunteers who helped in Elista - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
Rinpoche with the cooks and volunteers who helped in Elista - Elista, Russia; Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2017-05
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