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About a month ago I visited a Buddhist nunnery and took some pictures of mostly novice nuns. They are such amazing souls, and I hope I caught this sense in these images. Interestingly, I thought some of the younger kids were boys, but it turns out that there are only girls at the nunnery. Closely cropped hair makes it a bit of a gender bender, at least at a cursory glance. They are trained to be nuns from a very young age, and I wonder whether it is purely a parental decision or the children themselves have a calling. The images were taken in Northern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Charles, all nuns in the States are female. I have really learned something new from your post about other cultures.
Yes I really cannot tell a male from a female here.

Great post Charles. Must get some more info on this new subject.
Dan



Jul 22, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
Charles, all nuns in the States are female. I have really learned something new from your post about other cultures.
Yes I really cannot tell a male from a female here.

Great post Charles. Must get some more info on this new subject.
Dan


Thanks, Dan. I thought maybe some of the very younger kids were boys who simply went to school there. But they were really all girls. Some were quite rambunctious, like boys. But they all had a special space (a Buddha nature) about them.

-Charles




Jul 23, 2023 at 01:08 PM
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charley5 wrote:
Thanks, Dan. I thought maybe some of the very younger kids were boys who simply went to school there. But they were really all girls. Some were quite rambunctious, like boys. But they all had a special space (a Buddha nature) about them.

-Charles


The story is so fascinating!
I read from here (https://www.learnreligions.com/maha-pajapati-and-the-first-nuns-449897). AS a small child to a "teenager" I was taught by Cathoilc nuns with dressed habits according to their "order"...subset of a "nun", Sisters of Charity, Notre Dame,........
Just a fine story to accent each image.
Dan




Jul 23, 2023 at 02:30 PM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
The story is so fascinating!
I read from here (https://www.learnreligions.com/maha-pajapati-and-the-first-nuns-449897). AS a small child to a "teenager" I was taught by Cathoilc nuns with dressed habits according to their "order"...subset of a "nun", Sisters of Charity, Notre Dame,........
Just a fine story to accent each image.
Dan



What an interesting article, Dan! Thanks for bringing my attention to it. I am sure that the discipline of female ordination has taken a more modern or progressive course, particularly in the West, as the article points out. Who knows what the Buddha really said about women and their role in Buddhism, and what has been added later by his disciples.

-Charles






Jul 24, 2023 at 11:31 AM
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charley5 wrote:
What an interesting article, Dan! Thanks for bringing my attention to it. I am sure that the discipline of female ordination has taken a more modern or progressive course, particularly in the West, as the article points out. Who knows what the Buddha really said about women and their role in Buddhism, and what has been added later by his disciples.

-Charles


Oh most assuredly changes Charles.
Thanks again!
Dan




Jul 24, 2023 at 12:24 PM
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My heart kind of melted when I saw the third girl. She looks like a little angel. I don't know why I feel that way. Thanks for posting.


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As usual, all exceptional portraits.


Jul 26, 2023 at 09:24 PM
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bcguy wrote:
My heart kind of melted when I saw the third girl. She looks like a little angel. I don't know why I feel that way. Thanks for posting.


bcguy, what you say actually gives me a lot of gratification. I try to capture the soul of a person in my pictures. I had obviously succeeded with that one. The Buddha nature is strong in all of them. I guess that's why they had this calling. Thank you!

-Charles




Jul 26, 2023 at 10:52 PM
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DanielScott wrote:
As usual, all exceptional portraits.


Thanks a bunch, Daniel!

-Charles



Jul 26, 2023 at 10:52 PM
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OMG... what a beautiful series!


Sep 03, 2023 at 10:16 AM
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sn7photo wrote:
OMG... what a beautiful series!


Thanks so much! I tried to go for the atmosphere as much as the subjects.




Sep 04, 2023 at 04:34 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Novice Nuns at a Buddhist Nunnery


Fantastic set here 👍🏻


Sep 04, 2023 at 09:54 AM
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keepclicking wrote:
Fantastic set here 👍🏻


Thanks a bunch!



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