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Buddhist Ceremony at Lingyin Temple

Buddhist Ceremony at Lingyin Temple - Photographer Kai McKinney

Location: Hangzhou, China
Date: May 2018
Photographer: Kai McKinney
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Arts and Culture
Award: Honorable Mention

"When I visited Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, the resident monks were celebrating Vesak, a Buddhist holiday commemorating Buddha's birthday. Chants filled the air as prayers were continually uttered throughout the day, and after asking permission to photograph, I captured a committee prayer led by monks before a stage of celebration."

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