Sunday, July 22, 2012

The main sutra hall

Every building has this deccorative awning which is not really for decoration but for protection against the sun in those high altitudes that is bright and hot.
Details of the awning that I hope to paint one of these days.
 The chorten in the central square that is used for burning juniper branches.

We had an English speaking monk as a guide. I forgot what he said these were. We weren't allowed to photograph the interior of the sutra hall. What it has are cushions set on the floor and every morning at 5 am all the monks would be sitting cross legged on them and chanting the morning prayers. The ordinary folks would gather outside and participate that way. Everybody is welcomed except we couldn't wake up early enough. Its supposed to be really calming with the sound of the murmurings of their chants.

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