Archive for 2014

The Dance of the Gings

By Matthieu Ricard on December 17, 2014

During the public rehearsal of an annual festival of sacred dances at Shechen Monastery in Nepal, the dancers do not wear masks or costumes but add multicolored scarves to their monastic dress. Here, they practice a dance in honor of sixteen spiritual ‘heroes' called 'gings' in the monastery courtyard. (2012)

Tibet by Matthieu Ricard - 5

By Matthieu Ricard on December 09, 2014

The summit of summits, pinnacle of the Roof of the World, known to the West as Mount Everest. Those who live close to it have for centuries called it Sagarmatha ("the ocean's brow") in Nepalese, or Jomolangma ("goddess of the glaciers") in Tibetan, and know it as the palace of the Five Sisters of Long Life. It rises to 8,848 meters (29,021 f...