Tashilhunpo Kora

In Tibetan the term “kora” refers to a clockwise walk around a sacred location, which can be anything from a monastery to a mountain. On these well-defined paths you will follow colourfully dressed pilgrims as they spin portable prayer wheels whilst chanting mantras. The most devout Tibetan Buddhists prostrate every few steps whilst they circumnavigate the central spiritual force, kow towing to the deities. Whilst in Shigatse the kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery is a wonderful experience, with a steady stream of pilgrims following the route which is almost entirely lined with prayer wheels. There will be many opportunities to walk a kora whilst on a tour of Tibet, including the Barkhor circuit and around the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Gyantse’s Kumbum Pelkor Chöde Monastery, around Lake Namtso and Lake Yamdrok, or for the most revered of all the Mount Kailash circuit.  

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