Travel Guide

Nuns in Qingpu Hermitage

07-01-2015

Qingpu Mountain lies in Shannan prefecture, south of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. In the mountain, several nuns find an escape from the madding crowd and a spiritual home in Qingpu temple.

Here are some pictures can show us the life of the Nuns in Qingpu hermitage. 

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

A nun recites scriptures in her dormitory.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

An 83-year-old woman performs penance in the temple.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

A nun talks with her friend by phone during the noon break. She is 23 years old and she has become a nun for four years.A nun presents her painting to the camera.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

A 24-year-old nun poses with a bottle of Coca Cola in her hands. The carbonated beverage is very popular in Tibet.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

A nun lights two candles before her evening spiritual practice.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

Nuns and worshipers perform a religious ritual while chanting the sutras. The chanting ceremony usually starts early in the morning and lasts for three hours.

Qingpu temple, Qingpu Hermitage, Tsedang, nuns,

A nun cleans a guestroom of the temple.