This is another image that I took while I was staying at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh. The time that I stayed there became a meditation. It did not matter if I was walking about, sitting in a temple or gazing at the scenic Himalayan mountains, I was always in a state of prayerful receptivity. I was on my own as Thupten was at his home, and I was pretty much the only English speaking non-resident on the grounds. Therefore, there were few distractions. I was just there.
I became aware of everything. My senses were keen, and my peace, joy, gratitude and composure were all as one aspect of my consciousness.