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Tibetan Buddhist Art & Architecture in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh , India

Gyoto Tantric Buddhist Monastery near Dharamshala  Inside the temple was an image of His Holiness the Dalai Lama seated ceremonially on a chair and dias.     Lots of color and beautiful artwork everywhere. It was quite a big complex including a school for Buddhist monks and large living quarters. Next was a visit to Norbulingka Tibetan Arts Center. This huge complex is built in layers going up the hillside and is devoted to preserving all manner of Tibetan Arts : woodcarving and wood art painting, Thangka Buddhist painting, textile creation etc etc. The gardens were my favorite part. Here are a few photo highlights. The artisans live and work on the premises and support themselves with the sale of...

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