Wood Valley Temple Return

Wood Valley Temple Return

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 It had been several years since I had been to Wood Valley Temple, Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist temple I ever visited (~1999).  So on a recent visit to the Big Island, we made the scenic and relaxing road trip from Puna to Ka’u to spend some time at this temple, nestled so quietly yet dynamically into the local landscape.

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 My mother watching my son as I take photos
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Resident monk Lobzang Toldan

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My son & I
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