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Ethnic Tibetan people pray on the hill above a Buddhist laymen lodge where thousands of monks and nuns gather for morning chanting session during the Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly, the last of the four Dharma assemblies at Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute in remote Sertar county, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China October 30, 2015. The eight-day gathering starts every year around the 22rd of the ninth month on Tibetan calendar, the great day of Buddha’s Descending from Tushita Heavens. The Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute, located some 3700 to 4000 metres above the sea level was founded in 1980 by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, an influential lama of Nyingma sect of Tibetan buddhism with only around 30 students but is now widely known as one of the biggest centres to study Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Picture taken October 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Ethnic Tibetan people pray on the hill above a Buddhist laymen lodge where thousands of monks and nuns gather for morning chanting session during the Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly, the last of the four Dharma assemblies at Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute in remote Sertar county, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China October 30, 2015. The eight-day gathering starts every year around the 22rd of the ninth month on Tibetan calendar, the great day of Buddha’s...
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