His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje | the reincarnated head of the karma kagyu tradition of tibetan buddhism | at the official reception and celebration of the birthday of His Holiness Dalai Lama | thekchen choeling monastery | mcleod ganj | northern india | 6 july 2007
© tim buckley | bodhiimages
Canon EOS300D Tamron 150-450mm 1/125 f5.6 ISO400
….this is not a set up shot !
i was fortunately shooting with an official pass, so, i was sitting on some steps below His Holiness…..for the hour before, i had been shooting, and, watching his reaction as i got closer…some dancers had begun performing in the area in front of me, so i just sat quietly and nondescriptly at the base of the steps below where the guests were seated….
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Published – Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines 2008
His Holiness’ historic first visit to USA, and first time an exit visa was granted by India, since his escape from Tibet in 2000