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Incense burner at the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

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Incense burner at the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

Pilgrims add juniper to the large incense burner in front of the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet.

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Linyin Temple

Linyin Temple in Hangzhou.

Linyin Temple in Hangzhou, China. Many visitors come to light incense for Buddha.

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Llama Temple Monks

Three happy monks at the Llama Temple in Beijing.

Three happy monks at the Llama Temple in Beijing, China. These were among the few that would allow their picture to be taken.

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Lotus Lanterns at Seokguram Grotto

Lotus Lanterns at Seokguram Grotto

Colorful lotus lanterns were displayed at Seokguram Grotto in honor of Buddha's birthday.

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Miajiami Island

Miajiami Island
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Miajiami Island floating torii

Miajiami Island floating torii
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Monastic Debate at Sera Monastery, Lhasa Tibet

Monastic Debate at Sera Monastery

A group of young Gelukpa order Buddhist monks at the Sera Monastery (Lhasa, Tibet) engaging in their very animated and athletic scholastic debates. 2018

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Monk at Jokhang Temple

Monk at Jokhang Temple

The spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism, Jokhang Monastery was packed with pilgrims and worshippers from across Tibet. This moment shows a monk getting a moment of peace away from the crowds.

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Norbulingka, the Summer Palace

Norbulingka, the Summer Palace

Norbulingka Palace was used as the Summer Palace for the Dalai Lamas until 1959. Through this gate was a park and pond used for reflection and relaxation.

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Pagoda in Hangzhou

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Pagoda in Hangzhou

We spent a little while exploring and evening climbing to the top of this wooden pagoda in Hangzhou, China. The hike was well worth the view.

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