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Buddhism

Abbot of Beijing Longquan Temple denies sexual abuse allegations

The abbot of Longquan Temple in Beijing, Xuecheng 学诚, is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct…

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Road test site in trouble for inviting Buddhist monks

A road test site in Leiyang, Hunan Province, was ordered to make a rectification after it was found to have…

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Brainwashing Buddhist monks and nuns

Beijing is increasing its efforts to obtain political loyalty among Buddhist communities in Tibet. 35 officials recently travelled to Suzhou…

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The golden roofs

A faraway view of the Songzanlin Monastery, known as the Ganden Sumtseling Gompa in Tibetan, in southwest China. Hanging across…

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The Songzanlin monastery

Towering over the city of Shangri-La in southwest China, the Songzanlin monastery is the most notable buddhist base in the…

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Printing on woodblocks

Workers hone centuries-old techniques at the Derge Parkhang Printing House. This facility holds Tibet’s largest collection of sutras, or Buddhist…

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Sinica backgrounder: Edward Wong, exiting Beijing bureau chief for The New York Times

To accompany this week’s Sinica Podcast, a sampling of the work of Edward Wong, a reporter at The New York Times who…

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In the eye of the Buddha

A tourist poses for a photo in front of the Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan Province. The 233-foot-tall stone statue…

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A sacred mountain

Multicolored prayer flags adorn the slopes of Kawagebo Peak in Yunnan Province. The mountain, believed to be the spiritual home…

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Stir-frying for 300

A young Buddhist monk prepares an enormous wok full of mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes for the residents of Songzanlin…

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Waiting for morning prayers

Monks at the Labrang Monastery in Gansu Province exhibit the Buddhist virtue of forbearance as they sit outside during a…

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The Potala Palace in Lhasa

The Potala Palace, resting atop the Red Mountain in Tibet’s capital, was once the seat of the region’s government and…

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Performing a kora

Buddhists at the Segyagu Meditation Center in Sichuan Province turn prayer wheels while doing a kora, the practice of moving…

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Novice monks practice blowing horns at Labrang Monastery

The dungchen is a long, traditional Tibetan instrument used for Buddhist ceremonies and calls to prayer. It makes a wailing…

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Reclining Buddha

The Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China, house one of the world’s greatest collections of Buddhist art dating from…

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