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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Buddhist Debate

Daily, monks at Sera Monastery debate various tenants of Buddhism as an exercise in [Buddhist] philosophy and learning. Participants become meticulously animated, with each gesture having a specific meaning. Often, loud clapping indicates the confidence of the speaker.

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Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Clifton Garrison