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The View from the Tibet Qinghai Railway  

The View from the Tibet Qinghai Railway

Monk Slapping and Sky Trains

May 11th 2007
It's 3pm. We're passed in a flurry of maroon robes as a group of tardy monks hurry past; they're late for the afternoon debate. In the garden courtyard we're confronted with a staggering sight - hundreds of seated and standing monks in various clusters are engaged in heated debate. Topics unknown. We can only surmise - perhaps they're discussing divergent schools of Buddhist thought, whether the b ... read more
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