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Muli monastery ceremony 木里大寺 | by jiulong
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Muli monastery ceremony 木里大寺

This all day ceremony took place during my visit in August of 2003. The monks would chant for hours on end, reciting religous texts over and over in a mesmerising and weirdly fluctuating tempo. Their voices would rise and fall, disappearing and reappearing seemingly at random. It reminded me of the football chants of 40,000 fans I used to hear at Elland Road - "Walk on, walk on ..."

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Uploaded on January 16, 2005