Sept 19-21, 2004, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Young Bhuddist Monks raised in the monastic tradition.
A typical day begins with ablutions at 5:30 a.m. Communal prayers and tea at 6, Breakfast at 8 and Lessons until noon.
After lunch, the young monks engage in lively debate, supervised by the abbot and professors.
Arunachal Pradesh is formally a southern province of Tibet, annexed by the British 1914 and remains part of India, though the region was the focal point of the Sino-India war of 1962. The region affords a unique insight into the Tibetan Bhuddist tradition, unhindered by the chinese cultural revolution and repression which exists across the Border a hundred kilometers away.
(Credit Image: © Chris Kralik/KEYSTONE Press)