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One Earth Sangha: The Spritual Ecology of Tibetan Nomads

Tibetan nomads have a way of life that is a model of ecological balance and sustainability, but they are being forced to adapt to challenges of government resettlement policies, global consumer culture, and climate change.

Author Raymond Lam describes photojournalist Diane Barker's exploration of the lives of Tibet's nomadic drokpa, "people of the solitudes," living on the remote Tibet-Qinghai Plateau.

Radio Interviews

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Radio Interview: BBC Woman's Hour - My Best Day

On 13th September 2019, Diane was featured on the BBC's iconic radio programme, Woman's Hour. The piece was entitled "My Best Day" and was in response to a request for listeners to select a photograph that 'captured them at their best'.

Diane's offering was the image shown above, which she feels epitomises her travels around Tibet, and the many friends that she has there.

To listen to the interview, click on the image above, or go to the BBC Sounds App and search for Diane Barker. You might want to fast-forward 26 minutes into the program, which is where Diane's contribution begins.

Photo Stories

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In Search of the Black Tents

People of the Solitudes

People of the Solitudes

DROKPA: The Nomadic Mountain People of Tibet

Global Oneness Project

Spirits, Rituals and Festivals of the Drokpas

Spirits, Rituals and Festivals of the Drokpas

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Dragons, Drokpa and a Drukpa Kargyu Master

Guardians of the Sacred in Tibet

Guardians of the Sacred in Tibet


Guardians of the Sacred in Tibet

One Hundred and Eleven Trees


Guardians of the Sacred in Tibet

Visions of Spiritual Ecology


Epping Forest

The Understory by Robert Macfarlane