PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
TIBETAN MONKS — Ven Geshe Lharampa Jampa Phelgya, right, smiles even though he has been chopping onion all day with Jampa Lobsang Sr., left, and Jampa Lobsang Jr., center, to prepare a traditional Tibetan meal at the Center for Positive Living in Cameron Park. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MONK NYENDA BHUTIA adds potatoes for the traditional Tibetan meal served at the Center for Positive Living. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
VEN GESHE LHARAMPA Jampa Phelgya, right, and Lobsang Dhondup break off pieces of dough to make momos, a traditional steamed dumpling for a dinner at the Center for Positive Living. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
BUDDHIST MONK, Ven Geshe Lharampa Jampa Phelgya, right, and Lobsang Dhondup, left, break off pieces of dough to make momos, traditional Tibetan dumplings for a meal at the Center for Positive Living in Cameron Park. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A MONK mixes the chopped vegetables for the momos. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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