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Tibetan monastic debate at Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

They lunged, red robes flying and prayer beads swinging. They clapped hands loudly in the faces of their partners. Forefingers shook in front of noses and voices were raised. This sea...

I looked up the definition upon returning to the hotel. Memory: the process of encoding, storing and retrieving information from the outside world that reaches our senses in the forms of...

Carriage House at Wat Xieng Thong

After I’d dropped my last packet of biscuits and dollops of sticky rice into the monks’ pots during the daily alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos, I followed the saffron...

Giving alms to monks in Luang Prabang Laos

In the grainy gray light just before dawn, I stole from my suite at the Luang Say Residence and walked the silent streets to witness Binthabhat, the daily practice of giving...