What is the Technology of Spirituality?

 Living in a monastry slash commune for three months was fascinating and many times overwhelming. From a visual anthropologist's viewpoint, there was a mass of activity. People weren't sitting round on their bums in general, but were carrying out a wide range of practices within and without the temple environment. Here I made a tentative and rough inventory of what I could see, which was complex and subtle.

Drawings by a temple – Lerab Ling

Some quiet moments illustrated on my trusted A5 notebook. Most of the time, the views were so stunning that I just went for walks. I was refreshing to live in the mountains for 3 months. (To see stunning aerial views of this area taken by Jan Pieters, click here.)