A monk stands on the precipice of the Gangtey Gompa ridge meditating on nature. His robe soars, born aloft by the wind from the Phobijhka valley 2800 meters below. The Bhutanese believe mindful presence rises on the wings of Buddhist tradition and transcends earth-bound states of being.
In Buddhism transcendence is a trance-like condition or state of being that exceeds physical existence and in one form is also free of it.
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)