Buddhist monk Justin Kelley with newfound friends. © Risto Kuulasmaa.

Tricycle pilgrimage co-leader Justin Kelley gave interfaith harmony a big boost earlier today with his newfound Hindu friends. Photographer and fellow pilgrim Risto Kuulasmaa dubbed the pic “One Love,” appropriately enough. The new friendship was struck up along Kathmandu’s Bagmati River, where the caves of Tilopa and Naropa are a stone’s throw from the famed Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest site in Nepal and one of the Hindu world’s most important temples built to Lord Shiva. The mix of Hindu and Buddhist traditions characterizes the region.


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