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Tranquility at the Samding Monastery in Tibet
Also known as the “Temple of Soaring Meditation,” it was located near a village that was in the middle of a field. The monastery was quiet and serene, an atmosphere that I was beginning to happily grow accustom to. A monk was kind enough to greet us and show us around, something that I thought was very humbling. The weather progressively became more overcast throughout the day where there was a slight drizzle mid afternoon. Nonetheless, the scenery was alluring with clouds drifting behind the mountains and monks quietly chanting mantras.
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||Nov. 29, 2016, 3:51 a.m.