The Steps to Sathipattana
Stairs of stone rise in flights through the rain forest to the Bodhinagala Aranya Senasanaya where monks still meditate in caves in the hillside; coming out only to eat and take meditative walks along these steps. This Buddhist monastery sits deep inside the Dombagaskanda Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary, on the banks of the Kalu Ganga (Black River), just south of Ingiriya, in southwestern Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story, Jungle Streams and Trails in Ingiriya, runs in the December 2017 issue.