Photographs

   
Zangskar Valley
Zangskar Nuns Association
Nunneries
Karsha Chuchikjall
Pishu Namgyal Choling
Zangla Byangchub Choling
Rizhing Dorje Dzong
Tungri Phuntsog Ling
Sani Kachod Ling
Skyagam Phagmo Ling
Manda Padma Choling
Bya Dolma Choling
 

Rizhing Dorje Dzong
2009-2010
  Photos by
Lauren Galvin

 
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View of nunnery from a distance Nunnery's hillside location  
     
Land owned by nunnery available for plantation, gardens, and greenhouse Pole fencing installed around
land to protect crops
Another view of pole fencing
     
Combined rock wall and pole fencing Nunnery's crops  
     
 
Inside prayer hall Alter and sacred texts
inside prayer hall
 
     
Oldest nun at Dorje Dzong    
     
   
Nun collecting cow dung
for winter fires
   
     

Rizhing Dorje Dzong
2007
  Photos by
Jennifer O'Boyle

 
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Traditional Zangskari boots Communal kitchen interior Communal kitchen interior
     
Newer kitchen interior View of nunnery from below Old chortens around nunnery
     
Old chortens around nunnery   Prayer hall entrance
     
Pathway to nunnery    
     
    Nuns' cells
     
Nuns' cells Interior of nun's cell Nuns' cells
     
  Nun's cell Interior of nun's cell
     
Prayer hall interior Prayer hall interior Sacred texts
     
Sacred texts Prayer hall interior Exterior of prayer hall
     
Exterior of prayer hall Water storage tank  
     
Communal kitchen Prayer hall entrance Nun's cell
     
Nun's kitchen Interior of nun's cell Nun's kitchen
     
Nun's kitchen Nun's kitchen  
     
  Painting inside prayer hall