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The Gyoto Monks of Tibet are an often seen sight at many cultural events in the Byron Bay region. Seen here laughing, this particular monk escaped Tibet into India 50 years ago with His Holiness, The Dali Lama. His trademark expression and enjoying tea and biscuit, the joke is enjoyed by all at the table.


  • abefleur
    abefleurover 7 years ago

    this is a beautiful portrait and a wonderful moment captured – the brightness of the colours adds to the vitality – such a happy image – makes me smile

  • Lisa  Weber
    Lisa Weberabout 7 years ago

    wow perfect timing, didnt realize buddhas were ppl to, they are always in films never smiling or laughing its good to see they are just like the rest of us.

    Boy you know how to tag …LOL

  • fuxart
    fuxartalmost 7 years ago

    much zest for life. extremely charming.

  • Cvail73
    Cvail73almost 7 years ago


  • lpm1471
    lpm1471almost 7 years ago

    This is going straight into my faves, I have strong feelings for the freedom of Tibet, and this image has touched my heart.

    Envious that you have managed such a beautiful capture, well done

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 7 years ago

    A lovely image. I smiled. :-)

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaalmost 7 years ago

    haahaaahaaahaaa quite wonderful, my laughing buddha is in stone but mine and yours….. they both look alike! :D well done.

  • Malik M Beser
    Malik M Beserover 6 years ago

    great capture! right on time!

  • Melanie  McQuoid
    Melanie McQuoidover 6 years ago

    Great timing.
    Please add this to the “Amazing Asia” group?

  • Anna Williams
    Anna Williamsover 6 years ago

    A fantastic shot!!!

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