Om Mane Padme Huum. Spinning these prayer wheels accumulates the same merit as chanting the mantra.
Buddhist mural paintings adorn the exterior walls of monasteries in the northern region.
On Holy Ground. Monks and visitors to the monastery remove their shoes as a sign of respect.
Candles and other offerings are laid in front of images of the Buddha.
Young monks enjoy a simple breakfast of sweet potatoes, rice, and milk.
A statue of the Buddha is central inside the monastery meditation hall.
Diyas burn brightly in front of sacred images.
Buddhist tablet outside Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling, Sikkim.