photographer

Exiles8 Exiles2 95750022 T9 Exiles4 Exiles3 Exiles1 Exiles12 Exiles11 Exiles7 Exiles6 Exiles5

Exiles

 

There have been several permanent settlements for Tibetan exiles in India since China’s invasion of Tibet in 1956. I was privileged to visit two settlements in the state of Karnataka. My visit to the settlement in Mundgod coincided with the Dalai Lama’s visit to open a new assembly hall. He used the occasion to give teachings to the many visitors from all over India and the world who had made the journey to see him. I also spent time at the settlement in Bylakuppe near Mysore. Both communities were open and welcoming.