Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. -Dalai Lama

Pusang 64, Dundup 32
Pusang and Dundup are father and son. It was a very cold and windy day in December when I arrived at their nomad camp located at an altitude of 17,000 feet. They had just finished offering prayers prior to sacrificing two yaks for their winter food supply. Everything was so primal, it reminded me of what it might have been like to come across native peoples on the North American plains two hundred years ago.

Photo by Phil Borges
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