Plate 07, 18x27
This large group of monks in a remote monastery in northern Bhutan was vibrant. During my visit there in 1983, they gave me the impression of much activity, a lot going on. People were walking, smiling, and chattering.
About mid-day, almost all of the inhabitants danced in the large enclosed courtyard. Each danced solo, yet in complete harmony with all the other dancers, and the accompanying music was a small group of men playing cymbals. The scene and the sound were of another world. The odd yet pleasant music was from a place beyond our space and time, yet so connected that I was mesmerized both by the sound and the dance.