Chanting, meditation, and scripture reading are all part of the morning rituals at Tidrum nunnery in Tibet. "Oh, my Buddha!" I thought when this incredibly atmospheric scene presented itself after stepping through an innocuous door in the nunnery. I didn't want to be disrespectful and disturb their activities, but I knew this was a special moment, so I tried to make myself as small and quiet as possible. A few of the nuns noticed me but didn't seem to mind me making my pictures. I think I exposed about a dozen frames or so before quietly slipping out.