by Martin de Valk
These photographs were taken by professional photographer Martin de Valk during the nuns' visit to Victoria, Duncan, and Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, in April 1999.
If you are interested in obtaining copies of the photographs for professional use, please contact Martin at email@example.com.
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|Three of the Khachoe Ghakyil nuns stand next to the stupa (Tib. chöten - a reliquary monument) behind the Thubten Chöling Dharma Centre in Duncan, British Columbia. Thubten Chöling hosted the nuns' visit to Duncan, Victoria and Salt Spring Island.|
|A nun admires a local flower.|
|The nuns line up for a photograph ... but one is a little shy!|
|A nun explores the offerings at a Victoria newsstand.|
|Nun on spiral staircase in sunhat.|
|The nuns perform a Medicine Buddha healing ceremony in the chapel of St. Ann's College, an historic Catholic nuns' seminary in Victoria, BC. The chapel is packed with local people eager to take part.|
|Two nuns in a moment of repose.|
|The nuns, with Ven. Fran Mohoupt (a Western nun from Kopan), read a greeting card.|
|Preparing for a performance, the nuns take a moment to joke.|
|On Salt Spring Island, the nuns perform a prayer for world peace at the War Memorial while the public looks on.|
|The nuns, Salt Spring Island.|
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