Tibet June 2001 photos, page 8 of 8

Recycling the robes.

Mattress-stuffing team.

Debating hour in the courtyard at Sera.

The younger monks debate in pairs

- exuberantly

- or thoughtfully

- with only occasional distraction.

Rosaries may be whipped forward for emphasis.

The invigilator.

A keen audience, following closely.

Workers' stamping song.

Rock paintings on the pilgrim path around Sera.

Sera's thin tower.

Views from the climb to Sera's hermitage.

Resident at the hermitage.

Lhasa from the hermitage

- and the view of the Potala.

At Chengdu's research institute, a red panda.

Big brother.

At Guangzhou's louhan temple, Marco Polo.