Monk Tales

DSC_8472 copyOne of the most fulfilling aspects of our week-long trip to Sikkim was several encounters with Tibetan monks – and nothing was better than meeting with “monk” children, who were in abundance in monasteries across the state. These children come to the monastery at a very young age and have to undergo rigorous training for several years before they “graduate.”
We were also fortunate to have been “blessed” by a young but highly placed monk at the Rumtek monastery near Gangtok who agreed to meet us and put a small holy string around our necks.
We were also told we were lucky the “master” met and blessed us, taking time off from his otherwise busy schedule.
The meeting’s already had several positive effects and, I am sure, more will follow. For, there’s certainly something divine around these places of worship and prayer!

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