October 19, 2010

Say A Prayer for Me

Xiahe, Gansu, 2007

It takes pious Tibetan pilgrims and monks two hours or more to walk and spin the entire prayer wheel circuit around the Labrang Monastery. It is the largest monastery of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Lhasa.

I post this today for Mary's Ruby Tuesday.

19 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Such an evocative picture - very interesting subject and I like the perspective in your shot. It emphasises that these people are walking the circuit, not just standing still.

(And talking of walking, yes, I'd love to walk an art gallery with you!)

Liz said...

What a beautiful capture.

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Kim, USA said...

This people are well disciplined. I love the colors!
Plant for bugs

Pat Tillett said...

I admire both your photograph and the devotion of the pilgrims...

Gabriela Abalo said...

lovely shot!

thanks for sharing :)

Julie said...

It is sobering to realise what some people will do for their faith. And yet I can rouse none within my body nor my soul.

Dina said...

Wonderful picture of devotion.

Rune K said...

A fascinating capture, and well composed!

EG Wow said...

I wish I were this disciplined!

Kebeni said...

a beautiful photo, thank you for sharing

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautifully photographed.

Have a pleasant Tuesday, my friend.
Wong

Amber said...

Beautiful image! It is amazing how some will life for their beliefs like this while other live for their possesions.

Evelyn said...

Nice photo Francisca. It looks so foreign and fascinating. I'd put that on my list for places to see.

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Prity said...

Thanks for sharing! Great photo..

Kaori said...

That is one long prayer! Gorgeous photo of the long hallway :-)

JM said...

Awesome shot! I miss scenes like this one...

Jacob said...

Very interesting. Another example of the weirdness of religion. :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

What an incredible scene you captured here. I have a great deal of interest in Tibetan Buddhism.

One day when I return to Nova Scotia, I'd like to spend time at Gampo Abbey in Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton. I visited the grounds and saw the amazing views but the buildings were not open to visitors on that day.