At the end of a long ceremony at the Tibetan monastery of Shechen in Nepal, the lamas perform an offering of butter-lamps. Each person holds a lighted lamp, and is linked to his neighbors with white scarves which, knotted together, run through the whole assembly. The participants recite slow and melodious verses in which they pray to practice together throughout their future lives until they all attain enlightenment. Kathmandu, Nepal, 2004. Order online a photographic work of art, signed by the hand of Matthieu Ricard, buddhist monk, photographer and author. He has also been the French interpreter of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama since 1989. Some of the photographs in his collection are printed in limited edition, signed, numbered and delivered with a certificate of authenticity.