Gathering of Buddhist monks and novices in Larung Gar. EyeEm Winner 2019 “The Traveler”

The Red Heaven on Earth

Larung Gar, China

Located in a remote valley at the altitude of 4,000 meters, hidden deep in the remote areas of China, close to Tibet, Larung Gar hosted more than 40,000 Buddhist monks, nuns, and students.

Reaching the destination was not an easy task. It took me several clock turns, an internal exercise of patience and tons of unconditional love to public transport. Since 1980, the desert-like landscape has been shaped by thousands of tiny red wooden huts built around the Institute of Tibetan Buddhism, transforming the place into the largest epicentre in the world for these studies.

“What is doing someone like her in a place like that?“– their faces seemed to be asking.
“Why did they draw away every single thing and devote themselves, their bodies and souls, to the search for a higher spiritual understanding?“– I was thinking all the time.

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