Shashi Dhoj Tulachan

Sashi Doj Tulachan, head lama at Chhairo Gompa, introduces himself and is seen sketching out a mural in the newly restored wing of the temple. The restoration was made possible by Restoration Works International. Filmed in Fall, 2012.

Along the Path: Restoring Chhairo Gompa

Each year, thousands of trekkers visit Nepal on the quest for scenic views and adventure. However, volunteering is another way of experiencing this country’s diverse religion, culture and geography.

This short film chronicles a journey to Marpha, Nepal to restore a 300-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monastery. A group of 12 volunteers travel by air and dirt road, from town to town, ultimately to get to the construction site of Chhairo Gompa.