Magic moments

By Matthieu Ricard on May 11, 2010

For the last ten years, I have been fortunate to spend a few months a year in a small hermitage in the Himalayas, in Nepal where I live.

In the summer, during the rainy season, as well as during the cold winter mornings, mist occasionally forms in the valley below.

There is also a monastery, lying atop another hill about 2 miles away.

But it is quite rare that the perfect combination occurs and I have witnessed it only a few times over the years.