Tibet

At Sera Monastery …

A monk walking in one of the streets of Sera monastery compound

A monk walking in one of the streets of Sera monastery compound

Visiting Tibet would not be complete without stopping by at Sera monastery just a few kilometres out of Lhasa, which is one of the three major monasteries (Drepung, Ganden, Sera) It is a vast Gelukpa monastic compound where there are colleges, assembly hall and dormitories for the monks. “Monk Debates” is a unique tradition which seems to have attracted quite a few visitors. In the afternoons monks would debate intensively over Buddhist scriptures while using bodily gestures and clapping hands. Here are some images taken at Sera monastery ….

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  1. The more I read about Tibet, the more I see those deep beautiful colours. There’s so many stories to hear and understand – the urge to go increases. Thanks for your post!

    • Debating using bodily gestures is part of the traditional Tibetan monk training and is present in most Tibetan monasteries but more famous is in Sera which is open to visitors🙂

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