The Tibetan Monastery

Posted by professor | 1:56 PM | | 2 comments »

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There used to be thousands of monasteries in Tibet. Every family was expected to send at least one boy to a monastery. Usually, boys would be ordained at the age of seven; girls, a bit older. The monastery life used to be the only access to education and improved social status. People went to monasteries to get educated, to merit their family and to pursue religious fulfillment. Although educational and economic conditions in Tibet have improved, many Tibetans are still drawn to the monasteries.

2 comments

  1. Anonymous // January 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

    Wow Thoose Are Absoloustly Marvolous Pictures. I'm Currently Writing A Story On Tibetan Hist. & These Pictures Are Really Helpful To Understand The Concept Of A MONASTARY
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  2. Anonymous // April 28, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

    I just wanted to thank whomever posted these pic's. I found them very inspiring, as I'm sure many others will. I think what,what it really brought home to me, was that with enough strength and preserverance that we can accomplish many wonderful things.

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