Would you like to belong to a spiritual society like Serthar county?
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Take a look at the pictures below of Serthar Buddhist Institute in China! Spiritual aspirants actually built their houses around the monastery where they learn and practice Dharma. The monastery has attracted so many people that it has become as large as a town! To date, there are over 40,000 Buddhist monks, nuns and lay practitioners that live around this monastery… all Dharma practitioners. How wonderful!
What’s amazing is that despite the monastery being located in a very secluded area, thousands of people would visit the monastery every year either as pilgrims or visitors. The 13-24 hour road trip from Chengdu is not a deterrent as the destination is worth traveling to. I love it when like-minded people come together and carry out virtuous activities like those in Serthar county.
It’s so beautiful to see a spiritual society forming around the monastery… this is what I hope Kechara Forest Retreat will be like one day… where hundreds thousands of people find their spiritual home and do their powerful retreats. How do you feel about this? Would you like to belong to a spiritual society like Serthar county? And to KFR?
Little boxes on the hillside… home to 40,000 Buddhist monks: The stunning makeshift town that has sprung up around a Tibetan monastery.
The remote settlement located in the Larung Valley, Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in China.
The thousands of tiny homes sprawled up the mountainside form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes.
Nestled amid the rolling mountains, deep within the Larung Gar Valley, thousands of tiny wooden homes form one of the world’s largest Buddhist institutes.
The remote but sprawling settlement is found at elevations of 12,500ft and is home to over 40,000 monks, nuns and religious students.
It is located in the Larung Valley, Serthar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in China.
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