Om Mani Padme Hum: Praying the Tibetan way

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A Tibetan Buddhist nun spins a prayer wheel during Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly, the last of the four Dharma assemblies, at Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute in China. Picture taken November 1, 2015. (REUTERS)

A Tibetan Buddhist nun spins a prayer wheel during Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly, the last of the four Dharma assemblies, at Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute in China. Picture taken November 1, 2015. (REUTERS)

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The eight-day gathering of people chanting mantras and listening to teachings of monks starts every year around the 22nd of the ninth month on Tibetan calendar. (REUTERS)

The eight-day gathering of people chanting mantras and listening to teachings of monks starts every year around the 22nd of the ninth month on Tibetan calendar. (REUTERS)

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This is the great day of Buddha’s Descent from Tushita Heavens. A Tibetan woman prostrates herself at a monastery. (REUTERS)

This is the great day of Buddha’s Descent from Tushita Heavens. A Tibetan woman prostrates herself at a monastery. (REUTERS)

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The Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute, located some 3700 to 4000 metres above the sea level, was founded in 1980 by Lama Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

The Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute, located some 3700 to 4000 metres above the sea level, was founded in 1980 by Lama Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

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Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, an influential lama of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, founded Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute with only around 30 students. Ethnic Tibetan Buddhist believers hold electronic mantra counter (L) and prayer beads on the hill near the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 31, 2015. (REUTERS)

Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, an influential lama of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, founded Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute with only around 30 students. Ethnic Tibetan Buddhist believers hold electronic mantra counter (L) and prayer beads on the hill near the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 31, 2015. (REUTERS)

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The Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute is now widely known as one of the biggest centres to study Tibetan Buddhism in the world. A Tibetan woman from Kham area wearing traditional amber headwear looks at fake human skulls placed inside a room at the site for sky burials near the Larung valley. Picture taken October 31, 2015. (REUTERS)

The Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute is now widely known as one of the biggest centres to study Tibetan Buddhism in the world. A Tibetan woman from Kham area wearing traditional amber headwear looks at fake human skulls placed inside a room at the site for sky burials near the Larung valley. Picture taken October 31, 2015. (REUTERS)

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Tibetan prayer flags flutter above the Larung valley and its Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

Tibetan prayer flags flutter above the Larung valley and its Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

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Monks and nuns walk across a steep hill back to their dormitory after attending a daily chanting session during the Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly. Picture taken November 1, 2015. (REUTERS)

Monks and nuns walk across a steep hill back to their dormitory after attending a daily chanting session during the Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly. Picture taken November 1, 2015. (REUTERS)

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An ethnic Tibetan woman walks under the picture of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok behind prayer wheels at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

An ethnic Tibetan woman walks under the picture of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok behind prayer wheels at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Picture taken October 30, 2015. (REUTERS)

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