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Monday, 13 September 2010 14:40

As a consequence of all these activities, the monastery has assumed a place of considerable importance in its community.

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In Tibetan and Himalayan society, a monastery serves as a centre for the social life of the community in many ways: it is the meeting point on festive occasions; people come here with physical and mental problems to find help and guidance; there are public prayers and meditations for peace and prosperity in the country and the world; herbal medicine is gathered, prepared and consecrated; public lectures are given to reinforce faith, peace and harmony in the community; rites for the welfare of the deceased as well as for living beings are performed, and the monastery is an example of a favorable environment with a positive influence on its surroundings. As part of this community, the monk-students’ needs are met by the monastery; accommodation, food, clothes and books, as well as education and guidance are provided free of charge.

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