A monk positions himself prior to an incantation at Chagri Dorjeden Monastery.
Ten miles from Thimpu, the only capital city in the world where a white-gloved official directs the right-of-way through a central intersection without stoplights, the right way is taught and practiced in the country’s first monastery. Seated amid ornate wall paintings, hand-woven tapestries and visual demonstrations of circularity and symbolism, a monk’s chanting invokes a simple counterpoint and prepares his mind for meditation.
18 x 24 inches (45.72 x 60.96 cm)
24 x 32 inches (60.96 x 81.28 cm)
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)