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The Great Prayer Festival

08-17-2010 16:03 BJT

As the grandest of their religious festivals, The Great Prayer Festival is celebrated from the 8th to the 15th day of the first Tibetan month in Lhasa.

Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. [Agencies]
Ethnic Tibetan monks perform religious dances at a monastery 
in Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. Local Tibetan 
monks and pilgrims gather to celebrate Monlam, or Great Prayer 
Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan 
Buddhism. [Agencies]

With a history of over 500 years, it is now the highest religious seminar of Tibetan Buddhism.

During the festival, they debate fiercely the Buddhist scriptures and hold religious examinations for learners of the Buddhist scriptures. Disciples from all over will come to worship the Buddha.

 

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