Solu Khumbu, Nepal June 20th, 2000 I had trekked to the Everest base camp from Jiri and was now on my way back down. Along the way, I passed the same villages that I had passed on the way up to the base camp. It was at Tengpoche that a curious thing happened. In the … More She

Morning Prayers

Tengpoche, Solu Kumbhu, Nepal June 17th, 2000 I woke to the sounds of cymbals and drums and the sight of the prayer flags fluttering in the breeze atop Tengpoche Gompa. The morning promised a beautiful day. It was 5:30 in the morning and Passang Thongdu, his wife Nishir and I were sitting in their kitchen … More Morning Prayers