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Xiahe and the Labrang Tibetan Buddhist Monastery


Xiahe by [email protected] Xiahe was a part of Tibet for a long time. The population of Xiahe is mostly Tibetan. Most of the people are still dressed traditional. The Labrang Tibetan Buddhist Monastery The Labrang Monastery is one the biggest and the most important Buddhist monastery outside the Tibet Autonomous Region. Walking the Kora The Kora is a meditative practice of the Tibetan Buddhists. They walk rounds around a sacred object or place. In the Labrang Monastery the walk around the monastery is 3km and counts 1174 prayer wheels. Usually they walk the Kora 3 times. Beside the 3km Kora, the Tibetan Buddhists walk Koras around a lot of other holy objects in the monastery. You also see some Buddhist prostrating. Some people are prostrating on one place. However you see them also prostrating the Kora of 3 km. inside of the Labrang Monastery Art of Yak butter hike in the mountains near Xiahe the Grasslands north of Xiahe Karmapa Monastery near Zuohaicun The Black Caps are walking the Kora counterclockwise. Ka’ernangcun The town has a 2200 years old city wall. We drunk some hot Yak milk and eat some Tsampa. Ka’ernangcun is situated in the Grasslands north of Xiahe.

Jerry Heath

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