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Religion in Tibet and Nepal
Buddhas, Shekar Monastery
Above: A group of Buddhas sit in a dark recess of Shegar Dzong monastery. In front sits a line of offering bowls of water and lighted butter lamps.
Photo: C.J. Morris, 1922
 
Right: A blessing was often sought from the Head Lama at Rongbuk monastery on behalf of the Sherpas who joined the Everest expeditions in the 1920s and 30s as porters.
Photo: Frank Smythe, 1936
Blessing at Rongbuk