Home > Index > Latest News
From: China Tibet Online 2011-05-27 10:37:00
by: Vincent Sun
Text size
Ritual walkers - spirituality of Lhasa (II)

In the morning, prayer walkers track along the ritual walk passage outside the wall of the Potala Palace. [Photo/Tibet.cn]

In the morning, prayer walkers track along the ritual walk passage outside the wall of the Potala Palace. [Photo/Tibet.cn]

Every morning, ritual walkers can be seen at almost any corner of the city, tracking clockwise around monasteries with prayer beads and wheels in hands and chanting some Buddhist sutras in a lower voice.

A majority of them are elderly Tibetans, because, as a friend tells, local people are strongly attached to Tibetan Buddhism, and senior Tibetans who may have retired seem to have more time to devote themselves into the piety towards their belief.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that everybody has a next life. Taking ritual walks around certain architectures or places is one way of chanting Buddhist sutras to pray for the following round of living in the world.

[editor : ]
Related Stories
· Peaceful weekend in Lhasa
· Ritual walkers - spirituality of Lhasa (I)
· Kowtow rituals in Tibet
· Tibetan Intangible Cultural Heritage shines in Shangdong
· Ritual walkers - spirituality of Lhasa (I)
· 100,000 Tibetans celebrate Buddhism festival in Lhasa
  Most Popular
  • Asia's holiest mountain to see highest charity race ...
  • Tibetan Buddhism among Mosuo people
  • Railway to Tibet stands safety, environment tests
  • Nearly 20,000 Tibetan antelopes return to Hoh Xil
  • Former Tibetan serfs become millionaires
  • New Beijing-Tibet expressway project approved
  • Tibet builds national parks to woo international sig...
  • Tibet's import-export value in 2010 hits decade high
  •   CAPDTC News
  • CAPDTC hosts New Year reception
  • 11th Panchen Erdeni Qoigyi Gyibo donates and prays f...
  • Top Chinese political advisor meets attendees at CPA...
  • Top political advisor stresses protection of Tibetan...
  • Overseas Chinese urged to introduce Tibet in foreign...
  • CAPDTC: Newly-elected directors vow to protect Tibet...
  • Representatives at 2nd Conference of CAPDTC
  • New leadership elected in CAPDTC Executive Council
  •   Latest News
  • Shigatse Airport officially opened on July 8
  • One night in Lhasa
  • Soft loan available for Lhasa women to start business
  • Dampa beauties
  • Tourist arrivals to Tibet rise
  • Tibet through the lens - mountains and rivers
  • New school buses hitting the road in Tibet
  • Renovated Tibetan village attracts tourists
  •   Lesson Six: Family
      Hello, Everyone! Welcome to Learning Tibetan. In this lesson, we will learn some new words and sentences about family.
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Site Map
    Legal Warning
    Copyright © China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture ( CAPDTC )