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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