Photo: Hermit Monk of Burning Lake in Bhutan

The Hermit Monk of Burning Lake Bhutan

The Hermit Monk of Burning Lake Bhutan

Mebar Tsho, otherwise know as “Burning Lake” is a sacred place in Tang Valley, Bumthang, Bhutan where it is believed in 1475, Buddhist Saint, Terton Pema Lingpa, jumped into the water with a burning oil lamp and emerged with a statue, a sacred scrool and a ritual skull, with the lamp still burning. The beautiful lake is surrounded by prayer flags and is inhabited by a hermit monk, believed to have magical powers, living among the tsa-tsas.

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I made this image handheld with my Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR with the EF24-105mm L IS Lens.

Exposure: 1/16 @ f/4.0
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 105mm



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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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