Druk #229, Bhutan 2005
Karchu-monastery is a fairly newly-built monastery in Paro. It is not only a place to practice Buddhism, but it also serves as a school to young monks.

Among dozens of young monks I saw a boy, somewhat standing out from the other. I was informed by a Lama that he was a reincarnated Rinpoche.

He stood in front of my camera, with an authority, unlike an ordinary child. His transparent eyes gaze at me through the lens.

He is destined to lead the monastery, or may be even a sect of the religion in this country some day, and teach people of Buddhism.

The eyes of a little Rinpoche, seems questioning of my spiritual value, through the lens.