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The Great Prayer - Labrang

"Black Hats" dancers are performing a Cham (dance of Spirits)
Monks of the Gelukpa order are performing a Cham (dance of Spirits) in the monastery of Labrang, during Monlam Chenmo (the Great Prayer). Chams dances symblize the victory of the Dharma (the speech of Buddha) against its ennemies. Xiahe, China, March 3 2007.

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The Great Prayer - Labrang
"Black Hats" dancers are performing a Cham (dance of Spirits)<br />
Monks of the Gelukpa order are performing a Cham (dance of Spirits) in the monastery of Labrang, during Monlam Chenmo (the Great Prayer). Chams dances symblize the victory of the Dharma (the speech of Buddha) against its ennemies. Xiahe, China, March 3 2007.