A Monk's Life : A photo story from Spiti

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9th Sep 2018
Photo of A Monk's Life : A photo story from Spiti by deepjyoti_biswas

Staying in the Kee monastery, I seek to understand the normal life of a monk and here is a small photo story of my discovery.
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He makes friends there and lives with them. The school however , here , is ran by the monastery. And their take of education is lot different and unconventional.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

In Spiti it is a common ritual that every family or house , that has more than a single son , gives away one of them to the monastery. So Rinchen , youngest among his siblings was destined to learn the ways of the monk.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

A monk begins his life just like any other human kid being sent away to a school. He has the same innocence and unknowingness of the world around him.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

By the time they grow up, they learn a variety of subjects from martial arts , sports , rituals to basic science. Growing wise and knowledge able.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

Having a monk in family , is having a wise man present, hence , one of the child is sent to become a monk in each family.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

Monks know the ancient wisdom of how to live a happy , fulfilled , peaceful life. Both physically and spiritually healthy and rich.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

Though a lot people might think it's a life of hardship and sacrifice, and without a choice like ours, once you live with them you understand, how better crafted they are for life.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas

He makes friends there and lives with them. The school however , here , is ran by the monastery. And their take of education is lot different and unconventional.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by deepjyoti_biswas