Tibet: Searching for Shambhala

Pilgrims outside the Jokhang temple in Lhasa. (Seamus Murphy)
Pilgrims outside the Jokhang temple in Lhasa.

Pilgrims outside the Jokhang temple in Lhasa.

A buddhist monk in a Nyingma monstery on the slopes of Mount Kailash.

A buddhist monk in a Nyingma monstery on the slopes of Mount Kailash.
(Seamus Murphy)


The Aksi Chin Plateau in northwest Tibet near Ali.

The Aksi Chin Plateau in northwest Tibet near Ali.
(Seamus Murphy)


Going from Katmandu to the Tibetan border in Nepal, tourists bypass a roadblock. This was one of six Patrick Symmes and Seamus Murphy had to navigate through on this day.

Going from Katmandu to the Tibetan border in Nepal, tourists bypass a roadblock. This was one of six Patrick Symmes and Seamus Murphy had to navigate through on this day.
(Seamus Murphy)


A pilgrim walks around Mount Kailash.

A pilgrim walks around Mount Kailash.
(Seamus Murphy)


A Nyingma monastery on the slopes of Mount Kailash.

A Nyingma monastery on the slopes of Mount Kailash.
(Seamus Murphy)


The stairwell of a holy landmark in Lhasa.

The stairwell of a holy landmark in Lhasa.
(Seamus Murphy)


Children in a nomadic village in central Tibet.

Children in a nomadic village in central Tibet.
(Seamus Murphy)


The Kunlun mountains bordering Tibet and central Asia.

The Kunlun mountains bordering Tibet and central Asia.
(Seamus Murphy)


Pilgrims in the Jokhang temple in Lhasa.

Pilgrims in the Jokhang temple in Lhasa.
(Seamus Murphy)


The village of Darchen at the foot of Mount Kailash. The mountains of India loom in the distance.

The village of Darchen at the foot of Mount Kailash. The mountains of India loom in the distance.
(Seamus Murphy)


The Potala, the Dalai Lama's winter palace.

The Potala, the Dalai Lama's winter palace.
(Seamus Murphy)


Pilgrims around Mount Kailash with the Lakes of Compassion below.

Pilgrims around Mount Kailash with the Lakes of Compassion below.
(Seamus Murphy)


Goat milking by nomads in central Tibet.

Goat milking by nomads in central Tibet.
(Seamus Murphy)


Monks at Tashilumpo monastery.

Monks at Tashilumpo monastery.
(Seamus Murphy)

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