Location: Nepal         Length: 12 min

High in the Himalayas near Mount Everest rests the Sherpa Buddhist monastery called Chiwong. Recently, a renewable energy foundation known as REDI installed an extensive solar lighting system so that the monks and nuns would no longer be dependent on kerosene. The installation took place in conjunction with the monastery's preparations for their annual masked dance festival. This film provides an interesting view at the culture of a remote Buddhist monastery in Nepal, as well as the realities of doing complex development work at high altitudes.

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Produced by Dennis Ramsey

Copyright 2006 by Dennis Ramsey

Archaeology of Nepal (Thamel.com)

Buddhism in Nepal (Wikipedia)

Chiwong Monastery Sangey Trust

Journey to High Asia (Portland State University)

Nepal History (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Renewable Energy Development International

SunHorse: PV Community Development in Nepal (Dennis Ramsey)