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|Town of Gampola, Sri Lanka.|
|People in the town of Gampola.|
|We must hike for 1 hour from the gate because|
the car engine was over-heat.
|Lama Nam Gay, Tibetan Buddhist monk from Bhutan|
wearing his traditional hat. Dalai Lama also like to wear this kind of hat.
|Bhane Wimalajhoti tried to wear Lama Nam Gay's traditional Tibetan Buddhist hat.|
|While resting Bhante Wimalajhoti showed that in Sri Lanka's ID|
there is no mentioning of "religion".
|Amazing view from the hiking track.|
|Church, Hindu Temple & Masjid built side by side in the area of Ambuluwawa Tower.|
|Inside Ambuluwawa Tower.|
|Bhante Kushala on the top of the tower.|
|365 feet above the ground.|
|International monks (from left to right): Ven. Soma (Nepal), Ven. Suguna (Mongolia)|
Ven. Khavi Daja (Burma), Lama Nam Gay (Bhutan), Ven. Chakma (India),
Ven. Kushala (Nepal), Mahatma Putra (Indonesia, Lho?).
|Bhante Hemaloka sit in the front seat. It is a law in Sri Lanka to give the front seats to monks.|
|Bhante Hemaloka carrying offerings for the Buddha.|
|Venerable Sri Khavi Dhaja, the founder of|
Sri Kavi Dhaja Meditation Center, Bhante Hemaloka's monastery.
|Bhante Hemaloka eating in his alms bowl.|
|Friendly animal around the monastery - parrot.|
|Friendly animal around the Monastery - dog.|
|Sri Khavi Dhaja dhamma-brothers. From left to right: Bhante Dhamma Kushala, |
Bhante Dhamma Sena, Bhante Soratha, Bhante Hemaloka, Bhante Sobita.
|Bhante Hemaloka in front of his bedroom door.|
|People watching Toran, a traditional Sri Lankan light ornaments, |
Toran usually depicts a life story of the Buddha.
|Traditional home-made circuit system for the Torang.|
|People watching light festival.|
|Vesak lantern art, this one depicts the story of Hell.|
|Young monks and their devotees.|
|People in Sri Lanka spending their time |
to enjoy night scenes on the street.
|Monks in Sri Lanka usually live a monastic life since their childhood. They were sent|
to the monastery around age 6 to 8 and become a Samanera (novice monk),
so they don't experienced youth life like most of the people their age.
|Flock of students in Dhamma-School.|
|Bhante Hemaloka leading meditation session at the Dhamma-School.|
|Children meditating before studying Dhamma.|
|Bhante Hemaloka and his sunday-school disciples.|
|Talking with the parents.|
|Giving some advice. From couples, business men to|
police men seeking advices from monks.
|Students prostate before Bhante Hemaloka in the stage before she|
receives a certificate as one of the best students.
|In Sri Lanka I've never seen Sri Lankan flags, but Buddhist flags are everywhere.|
|The locals and some hippie tourists at the train station.|
|Always get his front seat everywhere. I didn't get any seat so I just sat next to the door.|
|Sri Lankan economic-train scenery.|
|Conductors collecting tickets.|
|Taking care of her little sister.|