Lighted candles at the Bodnath stupa near Kathmandu, placed there by Nepal’s Tibetan Buddhist community in memory of the victims of the tsunami on 26 December 2004. Although Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, it donated more than a million dollars to the disaster fund. 2004. Purchase online a professional quality photographic print, 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.