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Tibetan Monks

My trip to Tibet and Lhasa would not have been complete without visiting the Sera Monastery. Just a short drive from the Potala Palace the Sera Monastery is a Traditional Tibetan Style Monastery and is one of the ‘great three’ Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. I arrived in time to witness some “Monk Debates” which take on the physical shape of monks making exaggerated large claps as they debate the teachings of Buddhism. Oblivious to knowing this happened here it was a great stroke of luck as the monastery is apparently one of the best locations to see this.

By John Taylor

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