UNSEEN DHARAMSALA An innovative arts project for Tibetan refugees to describe their lives through photography.
I am from a nomadic family in eastern Tibet. I escaped to India in 2000 by dressing as a Nepali shepherd and walking across the Friendship Bridge. It was quite funny because as a monk I am very pale from being inside all the time and all of the real Nepali shepherds could tell I was a fraud. I was very lucky to make it. I have been an ordained Buddhist monk for 17 years. My main expertise is Buddhist art, such as Thangka paintings, but I am interested in other art forms as well. I also study English and hope to become fluent. I constantly strive for happiness in my life.