Laura Nutchey-Feng was a writer and editor for The Nanjinger magazine and affiliated websites for two years. She holds a BA degree in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna and an MA in International Multimedia Journalism from Newcastle University. She is part of the core team at wwambam.com, a site about intercultural relationships.
Monks hang a huge thangka, a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk, on a mountainside in Labrang Monastery, Gansu Province. Thangkas usually depict a Buddhist deity, a scene from Buddhist texts, or a mandala.