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746-90336 - The origin of the Pomposa Abbey dates back to the 6th-7th centuries as a Benedictine settlement on the Insula Pomposia, a wooded island surrounded by two branches of the river and protected by the sea. After the year 1000 it became a thriving monastic center. Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
746-90337 - The origin of the Pomposa Abbey dates back to the 6th-7th centuries as a Benedictine settlement on the Insula Pomposia, a wooded island surrounded by two branches of the river and protected by the sea. After the year 1000 it became a thriving monastic center. Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
746-90338 - The origin of the Pomposa Abbey dates back to the 6th-7th centuries as a Benedictine settlement on the Insula Pomposia, a wooded island surrounded by two branches of the river and protected by the sea. After the year 1000 it became a thriving monastic center. Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
746-89857 - Ancient frescoes inside the church of Madonna delle virtù, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89859 - Ancient frescoes inside the church of Madonna delle virtù, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89853 - Interrior of the church of San Nicola del Greci, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89854 - Interrior of the church of San Nicola del Greci, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89858 - Ancient frescoes inside the church of Madonna delle virtù, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89855 - Interrior of the church of San Nicola del Greci, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
746-89856 - Ancient frescoes inside the church of Madonna delle virtù, This monastic complex is one of the most important monuments in Matera and is composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors, Matera, Basilicata, Italy, Europe
857-49380 - India, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh. A portrait of a novice monk of The Drukpa Kagyud Primary School. The school is part of Hemis Buddhist Monastery located 45 kilometers from Leh in Ladakh, Northern India.
857-49365 - India, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh. A group of novice monks pose for a portrait at The Drukpa Kagyud Primary School. The school is part of Hemis Buddhist Monastery located 45 kilometers from Leh in Ladakh, Northern India.
1196-107 - Fire ritual at chiwang monastery during the mani rimdu festival. these monks circumambulate the pyre after its ignition. one holds a long book wrapped in a felicitous scarf. the purifying fire takes the offering and raises them towards the sky in smoke. the circumambulatory ritual also recalls the way disciples showed respect for the buddhas body. solu khumbu, nepal
1196-239 - A solitary mask dancer appears wearing a frightening mask and silk brocade. they circle the courtyard with sprightly leaps. called protectors of faith, or dharmapdla, the origins of figures like these can be traced back to the pre-aryan peoples of india. originally known as yaksas (literally, a wondrous thing), they were tree spirits, who were accepted by the buddhists as defenders of the faith. in nepal and tibet, as in india, local deities were converted into protectors. a devotee of an alien sect devised a means to humiliate the buddha and his disciples. the buddha discovered it and succeeded in converting him to his teaching. due to lack of wisdom, the buddha remarked, some could not realize the goodness of his disciples and he compared the ignorant to the blind and the wise to those who have eyes.nobody is condemned in buddhism, for greatness is latent even in the seemingly lowliest just as lotuses spring from muddy ponds. -the dhammapada. solu khumbu, nepal
1196-89 - Sang sang rimpoche uses the dorje, a sacred ritual object to make the first decisive cut into the sand mandala on the last day of the mani rimdu festival. chiwang monastery, solu khumbu, nepal. solu khumbu, nepal
1196-18 - Zanskar, karsha with mountains chortens. Awareness of impermanence change is a primary element in turning mind toward liberation. Because things impermanent, faults be transcended perfections achieved
312-3099 - Novice monks line up in front of monastic building at the new Karma Theckhling Monastery, built in traditional Sikkim style, Ravangla (Rabongla), Sikkim, India, Asia
797-3730 - BULGARIA Rila Nativity Church from balcony through arch Rila Monastery. Travel Tourism Holiday Vacation Explore Recreation Leisure Sightseeing Tourist Attraction Tour History Historic Historical Nativity Church Religion Religious Building Architecture Architectural Tranquility Tranquil Calm Peaceful Christianity Orthodox Holy Divine Christian Theology Pray Prayer Worship Worshipping Worshiping Faith Bulgaria Bulgarian East Eastern Europe European Calendar Vivid Vibrant Rila Monastery Monastic Ornate Intricate UNESCO World Heritage Site Rilski Museum Summer Bright Sunny Sun Monument National Arches Arch Arched Balcony Blue Sky Stripes Stripe Striped Symmetry Symmetrical Graphic Banister Dome Frame Framed Framing Eastern Europe
724-2102 - The Round Tower, 27m tall, used as belfry to call monks to prayer and to summon travellers at Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe
724-2103 - The Round Tower, 27m tall, used as belfry to call monks to prayer and to summon travellers at Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe
724-2104 - Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe
724-2105 - Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe
724-2106 - St. Mary's priory, Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe
724-2107 - St. Mary's priory, Devenish, a monastic settlement with a history from the 6th to the 16th century, Devenish Island, Lough (lake) Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe