The Nuns of Dongyu Gatsal Ling

These Buddhist nuns live at Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in northern India. Most of them are students there, learning Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, logic, debate, meditation, ritual, the Tibetan language, and English. Two of the nuns graduated from other nunneries and serve as teachers at DGL. Most of the nuns at the nunnery come from India’s Himalayan border regions.
The portraits were developed in the contrasty, sometimes ethereal style of infrared film.