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Live from Kathmandu: Schechen Monastery gets a new mural

I came across a group of young artists working on a mural for the Schechen Monastery here in Boudha.

Mural in progress at the Schechen Monastery
Mural in progress at the Schechen Monastery
A female muralist at work on the Schechen Monastery in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
A female artist works on Schechen's mural

It is nice to see a female artist at work on the mural.   There is an art school at Schechen which teaches thanka painting.

Monks painting Schechen Monastery mural
Monks at work painting Schechen's new mural

 A little farther along.   


These guys work fast.


Further along...   This was during their lunch break, otherwise they would have picked up that plastic bottle, I am sure.


'Keep me clean' is something that is sorely needed to be taught.

Earth Day events on the Boudha Stupa
Schechen monks at the Stupa

As part of the Earth Day celebrations around Boudha, the young monks from the Schechen Monastery gave out information on how to have a greener, cleaner Boudha.

Young monks clean up an area of trash on Earth Day in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

The monks were cleaning up an area of trash near the Seto Monastery in Boudha as part of the Earth Day clean up.   As always, there is a dog there to do his part.



Want to immortalize your pet?   It is not too late!

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the March 2016 trip.  I will be back in June 2016.   Orders close for this trip on June 9th, 2016, but sooner is always better as we need time for the paint to dry!

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!



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