As I travel through the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, one thing has become very apparent. Tibetan Buddhism is enjoying a strong resurgence. Almost every Monastery I visit is building a new temple.
Evidently the funds for all this building is coming from the local Tibetan communities along with some support from Western organizations. The omnipresent prayer flags cover entire hillsides and mountain tops.
My guide said that this proliferation of prayer flags has just happened in the last 5 years. I just purchased a few flags and can’t imagine the resources that have gone into covering these hillsides. I am reminded of the work of the French artist Christo.