A Long Gone Lama

A young monk looks back into the crowd as incense burners pass alongside. Tsongkhapa died way back in 1419, but before he did he founded the Gelug school of Tibetan buddhism. McLeod Ganj in Northern India is where the most famous member of the Gelug school, the Dalai Lama, calls his home. Every year on the anniversary of Tsongkhapa’s death the monks unroll a massive tapestry and chant mantras in his memory.

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