The monk with an “iPod”

SUNDAY: Photography and Music

At the Songzanlin Monastery

..in the dreamy County of Shangri-la 

Yunnan Province

China

Photo © Roberta Cucchiaro

When I went to visit Yunnan several years ago (I’ll post more picts from this trip later on), I took this picture of this young monk with two yogurts in his hands and an “iPod” in his pockets. It is definitely a unique experience to see the “cool” young monk and I left Yunnan with a big un-answered question.. What was he listening with his earphones? Was it Buddhist chants? More rock versions of choirs like the ones which Enigma is singing? Or was it hardcore rock like Metallica? Maybe 50 Cents? I’ll never have the answer..

But I’d guess he was probably listening to something as beautiful as this:

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