I met Chemet Nameyail at Hemis Monastery which is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh (within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir).
Situated 45 km from Leh, the monastery was established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Senge Namgyal.
This young man is a monk, when I first saw him he was blowing into a spectacular Rag-Dung trumpet during a ceremony which was taking place in the inner courtyard of the monastery.
The loud engrossing sound has the amalgamation of mystery and produces meditative, imagination and healing power.
Later we spoke of several things while he took us inside the building in order to visit a few temples and museum.
I did several pictures of him, sometimes it was difficult as he has a very solar personality and he has many expressions, he knew that I wanted him to smile and he gave me many smiles but I selected this portrait where he is very quiet, maybe this is his inner side.
I wish I could have spent more time with him, there was so much of happiness, contentment and felicity around him, I was happy to feel all this.
He might read those words as I gave him the link of this website and I want to thank him again for the time he gave us and to tell him that I am printing and sending him the pictures very soon.