This first photo essay features images from Nyenlung, the home monastery of Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo in Serta, which they rebuilt together with Lama Rigdzin Nyima in the 1980s. Their community is now led by his son, Tulku Laksam Namdak.

Portraits of Nyenlung, 2004-2014:

Photos © Holly Gayley

Next is a selection of photos from the region of Golok, including monasteries and sacred sites in Padma, Darlag, Jigdril, and Tawu. At the bottom, I post links to two of my photo essays of Larung Buddhist Academy, also known as Larung Gar.

The Grasslands of Golok, 2005-2011

Photos © Holly Gayley

Photo Essays of Larung Buddhist Academy