Photos - Through a Monk's Eye

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I am an ordinary human being trained to seek out “extraordinary-ness” in all that may seem ordinary. Looking through the lens of my camera, awaiting the “decisive moment,” I click reality–or rather, I bring one of the many possible realities into life. My images are reflections of my world; my world is a reflection of my mind; my mind — at times still and at times chaotic — tries to understand nature in its many facets. Beauty and ugliness are part of my mind, whereas nature is a stainless revelation!

I am just a monk who by virtue of his studies has learned the art of appreciation. I find technology to be fascinating and cameras to be enchanting devices that help us pay attention, see with one-pointed mind, and be still!

In a moment of breathless awareness my camera tries to keep up with my consciousness, which registers people and events in a given moment. It creates a panorama of the world we live in–at times content and at times wishing for much happiness and peace.

A universe gains awareness as we become aware of it. A mind moistened by the compassion of the enlightened ones wishes to create a more altruistic realm of beings. This is the world through a monk’s eye.

With Palms Together,
Tenzin Priyadarshi

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The realization of self in that nature of interdependence brings the knowledge that self is not there for selfish ends, self is for serving others, for sharing the wisdom of the relative I with others and performing all kinds of positive deeds. --HE Samdhong Rinpoche

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Wow, real and pure gurus

Thanks😎

A Better Tomorrow | Kualalampur, Malaysia

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Lucky Malaysia! My two beloved teachers there!

🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

Closer and clearer
Than any wordy master,
Thou inward Stranger
Whom I have never seen,
Deeper and cleaner
Than the clamorous ocean,
Seize up my silence...

-Excerpts from Thomas Merton

Closer and clearer
Than any wordy master,
Thou inward Stranger
Whom I have never seen,
Deeper and cleaner
Than the clamorous ocean,
Seize up my silence...

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Long Live Rinpoche La 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓🙏

Namo buddhaya rinpochhe g.

Interview with El Tiempo, Colombia. http://ow.ly/FGy530jQTBV

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Super Inspiring

This is great Bhaiya ! You are inspiring.

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planted in peace like the tree in the earth behind him

Auspicious blessings for Saga Dawa! May bodhicitta flourish!

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Jai Ho 💐🌸🌸🕉🌞

Thank you, great pic! Best wishes to SakaDawa to all beings! 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

Blessings!

with sangha brothers. Dharmashala, India.

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Gr8 pic. Lovely scene.😊

Great picture!

May you enlighten soon the sake of all sentient beings. 🙏

Just.. wow.

Noble people in noble path

Looks like painting

Awesome !!!

The three jewels.....Om Mani Padme Hum ✨

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Conversations on Death with Arianna Huffington, Michael and Alex. Fortune BrainStorm Health

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