Ganden is an important place for us to visit because our friend B. was a monk here. I’'ve brought a katha - a white scarf given by Tibetans when they greet you or as a devotion - given to me by B. in Dharamsala earlier this year. Our guide takes us to a side chapel and a monk places it around a statue of Tsongkapa - the founder of the Gelupga Buddhist order.


Tibet and Nepal - Photos: Ganden