National Geographic : 1916 Mar
Photograph by John Claude White SOME OF THE NUNS OF THE TA-TSHANG NUNNERY Their head-covering is made of sheep's wool. Carved on the stones is the sacred formula, "Om-mani-pade-hum" (Oh, the Jewel inthe Lotus). Not very far from Khamba Jong was the nunnery of Ta-tshang, situated in a most dreary spot, with not asingle habitation insight; and inwinter it must be a terrible place, wind-swept in all directions except the north. The nuns, however, seemed quite happy and contented, though they are the dirtiest lot of women I have ever seen, and after visiting the interior of the building and seeing the refectory we were thankful tobeinthe open air again.