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.
A nun recites scriptures in her dormitory.
An 83-year-old woman performs penance in the temple.
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.
A 24-year-old nun poses with a bottle of Coca Cola in her hands. The carbonated beverage is very popular in Tibet.
A nun lights two candles before her evening spiritual practice.
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.
A nun cleans a guestroom of the temple.