Thursday, 11 January 2018

Himalayan Hermits

Hidden monks of the himalayas

I recently came upon this photo on Wikimedia Commons. According to the uploader, one Pranav Kumar:
"If you leave the well worn path and wander off into the Himalayas, you will find monks practicing here and there, in very inaccessible places. Not that off-beaten after all. Wonder how they get their food though."
Sounds like another vast outdoor hermit monastery, like the Zhongnan Mountains. I would like to hike that ground and meet some of these brothers and sisters.

One gets the impression that eremitical practice isn't as unheard-of in modern Asia as some Western descendants would have us believe.
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