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A Poet’s Progress: Religion Observance in Present-Day China and Tibet

Roadside Shrine, on Kora around Potala Palace, Lhasa Religious Observance in Present-Day China and Tibet Having visited the Sera Monastery today with hundreds of monks debating in the courtyard, and seeing all the pilgrims arriving at the monasteries and temples, I wonder about the religious persecution I was led to expect. Xi says there are … Continue reading

A Poet’s Progress: Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

Potala Palace from Pilgrim’s End, atop Jokhang Temple A Tibetan Creation Myth On a bus into the mountains above Lhasa to visit the Buddhist Sera Monastery, I asked Tendzin if he was taught any creation myths as a child. Tendzin said when he was a boy living on a farm in the mountains—37 years ago—he … Continue reading