BUDDHA STUNNED – SUNNING OF THE BUDDHA IN OCCUPIED TIBET

BUDDHA STUNNED – SUNNING OF THE BUDDHA IN OCCUPIED TIBET

Buddha Stunned. Sunning of The Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.

Buddha “Stunned” by Darkness while Tibetans celebrate “Sunning of the Buddha” ceremony in occupied Tibet. The Darkness of Occupation prevails in Tibet for The Red Dragon swallowed the Sun.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

YOGURT FESTIVAL STARTS IN TIBET

Clipped from: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201808/13/WS5b70eed8a310add14f385648_1.html

Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.

Photo shows the scene of the traditional “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet, Aug 11, 2018. Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival, or Yogurt Festival, began in Lhasa on Saturday. This year’s event will feature the traditional “sunning of the Buddha” ceremonies, with huge Thangka paintings bearing the image of the Buddha displayed on the hillsides near the Drepung and Sera monasteries, as well as Tibetan opera performances, horse riding performances and an ethnic costume show. [Photo/Xinhua]

Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival, or Yogurt Festival, began in Lhasa, on Saturday.

This year’s event will feature the traditional “sunning of the Buddha” ceremonies, with huge Thangka paintings bearing the image of the Buddha displayed on the hillsides near the Drepung and Sera monasteries, as well as Tibetan opera performances, horse riding performances and an ethnic costume show.

“My family and I arrived here at 4 am, and we are heading to Sera Monastery to watch the Thangka painting after paying tribute here,” said Soinam Doje, a 71-year-old herder from Maizhokunggar county, while standing in front of the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa.

The festival will last for one week from Aug 11 to 17.

Shoton Festival, which literally means “yogurt banquet festival,” is one of the most important festivals for Tibetans.

It dates back to the 11th century when it began as a religious ceremony for local residents to offer yogurt to monks finishing their meditation retreats.

Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha in Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony, Lhasa, Occupied Tibet.
Buddha Stunned. Sunning of the Buddha Ceremony in Occupied Tibet.

 

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