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Tsurpu Monastery hosts wintry 'sorcerer's dance' ritual
Tsurpu Monastery hosts wintry 'sorcerer's dance' ritual
"Sorcerer's dance" performances are hosted as a Tibetan Buddhist ritual every year in Tsurpu Monastery, just one day before the Wintry Puja.

Tibetan lamas mark Holy Dance Festival 2011-06-12
Lamas dance to banish evil spirits during the Holy Dance Festival in Curpu Temple, 70 kilometers away from Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 11, 2011. The annual Holy Dance Festival, a traditional Buddhist rite to banish evil spirits, was held in Curpu Temple on Saturday, attracting tens of thousands of Buddhists.
Tibet celebrates 'Sagya Dawa Festival' 2011-06-03
On Tibetan calendar, April 1st (June 2) is the first day of traditional Sagya Dawa Festival, which will last for 15 days. It was said April 15 on Tibet calendar is Sakyamuni's day of birth, Nirvana and being the Buddha.
Buddha painting unfolding festival at Tashilhunpo Monastery 2011-04-14
The traditional Buddha painting unfolding festival is held annually at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigaste Prefecture between the 13th and the 15th day of the fifth month on the Tibetan calendar.
Losar Dharma rituals held in Tibetans monasteries 2011-03-22
From Mar.13 or the 8th day of January on Tibetan lunar calendar, monasteries across southwest China's Tibet begin the eight-day period of Losar Dharma rituals. The Lamaism rituals will last till the 15th day of this month (Mar.20) in its climax of the Losar celebrations.
Huge Buddha thangka painting displayed for worship in Lhasa 2011-06-14
On June 12, the annual Buddha painting unfolding ceremony was held at Tsupu Monastery of Lhasa, capital city of China's Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Losar Dharma rituals held in Tibetans monasteries 2011-03-22
From Mar.13 or the 8th day of January on Tibetan lunar calendar, monasteries across southwest China's Tibet begin the eight-day period of Losar Dharma rituals. The Lamaism rituals will last till the 15th day of this month (Mar.20) in its climax of the Losar celebrations.
Monks debate on Buddhist doctrines 2011-03-15
Monks debate on Buddhist doctrines at the 332-year-old Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery in Shangri-La County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Deqen, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 14, 2011. The debate of Buddhism scripture, often in groups of two or more, is a way for monks to learn and improve their knowledge of Buddhism.
Taer Monastery holds large butter sculpture exhibition 2011-02-19
The Taer Monastery, a prominent monastery in China's northwestern province of Qinghai, held its annual exhibition of butter sculptures on Thursday, the grandest of its kind in the country.
Buddhist rituals held at Taer Monastery 2011-02-18
Lamas wearing a ritual mask and costume perform ghost dances at the Taer Monastery in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Feb. 16, 2011. The ghost dance is performed across Tibetan regions to ward off disasters and bring luck and fortune.
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