Compassion and love are precious things in life. They are not complicated. They are simple, but difficult to practice. -Dalai Lama

Botok 76, Tsangpa 78
Botok and Tsangpa were classified as wealthy by the Communist authorities in 1962 because they owned almost a thousand sheep and goats. Threatened with imprisonment, they fled across the boarder into the Indian district of Ladakh with their three daughters and Tsangpa's other husband. They told me that it is not uncommon for Tibetan women to take more than one husband.

Photo by Phil Borges
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