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Monks light up the inside of one of the temples at Pagan, Burma

This Buddhist monk was outside the Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto. The bowl that she is holding is for accepting alms for the poor. (Thanks fotophriendly)

Hangzhou, China. Lucky enough to be there while the monks were chanting. Even snuck a video. Cool stuff.

The detail of Yamabushi (warrior monk)'s outfit for The Setsubun Hoshi Matsuri at Kiburi Temple, Gifu, Japan

Foot Worshipper Monk meditating at the feet of the giant reclining Buddha in Chaukhtatgyi Temple in Yangon, Myanmar.

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uncommonjones: Ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura in Sri... (The Gifts Of Life)

Ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ and the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha