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Sikkim Monasteries

To be or not to be, monks, only monks and nothing but monks. A vibrant day filled with visiting the Rumtek and Enchey monasteries and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Young monks playing, getting shaved, older women doing lapses around the prayer hall, teens playing badminton, monks taking selfies and others hurrying to process paperwork. Monks doing laundry and monks idle chatting. Monks sporting fresh fragrances, and colorful Nikes. A lovely day all in all, reflective. The sun was out and each turn on the mountains was picture perfect.

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