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A Monk at the Hemis Gompa sharing a joke. Decided to repost this one with a crop and a frame..there is something so simple and real in his expression...

"his form with indifference see...." - George Bernard Shaw ? :)

Alongside is the customised drum which is used for rituals and ceremonies.

Buddhism is often described as a religion and a collection of various philosophies, based initially on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha.

To many, however, Buddhism is not a religion, nor a philosophy or a set of doctrines, but rather teachings to guide one to directly experiencing reality. Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma or Dhamma, which means roughly the "teachings of the Awakened One" in Sanskrit and Pali, languages of ancient Buddhist texts.

Buddhism began around 5th century BC with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in Ancient India, and is hereafter referred to as "the Buddha."


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