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Puja to Honor a Deceased Relative in Nepal is a Celebration of Life

In the ‘Daily Photos’ area of my blog I recently published a portrait of a woman attending a Nepali puja for a relative who had died one year earlier. One of my readers commented: “Its an absolutely gorgeous photo, I’ll admit. And I would have taken it, but somewhere a voice inside my…

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Healed By A Tibetan Shaman

Chime led me down a narrow grass pathway at Tashi Palkhiel, the Tibetan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Pokhara, Nepal where he’d grown up. Midway down the lane he stopped before a diminutive man with a long gray ponytail and gleaming onyx eyes. The elder Tibetan grasped my translator’s hands between his…

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