The Boy Monks from Dohla

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The Boy Monks from Dohla

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16x20 Matted Print. (Photo size: 13.5x10.5)

©2016 Crystaline Randazzo, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Over the last year, I've built a relationship with a Tamang community that was displaced by the earthquake and a nonprofit that is helping them. Their homes and livelihoods were destroyed and there was no hope of rebuilding. The community has been living in tents on donated land for over a year. I photographed a group of children from this community who left their home to join the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. They are between six and ten years old. 

For some, joining means a roof over their heads, food on the table, and education. For others, it is an honor for mothers and fathers to have a child who is a monk. I realized that almost every family from Dohla has sent at least one of their children to monastery. One monk tells me he joined at 14 because he knew it was the right thing for him. I don't know why all of these children are joining today but I am grateful to be present for a small part of their journey.

You can read more about my experience with the Boy Monks from Dohla on my blog: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/6/9/the-boy-monks-from-dohla

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