Marie Venø Thesbjerg visited the Kingdom of Bhutan in 2005 while working for an international aid organisation and fell in love with the culture and its people. Women of Buddha captures the unique experience of Buddhist nuns practicing in geographical and cultural isolation from the rest of the world. The nuns focus neither on materialistic goods nor on status in society, or a busy career. They concentrate solely on developing themselves for the benefit of others. Venø Thesbjerg’s candid photographs capture the simple, dedicated and extraordinary lives of these women following the teachings the Buddha gave 2500 years ago.
All photographs are for sale (£100 unframed and £150 framed) with all proceeds going to the Bhutan Nuns Foundation, please contact us for further information. You can also visit the Women of Buddha website.