Tradition Mission

To pray, to spread

Updated: 2011-03-18 17:15

By Feng Xin (

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Pray for things you wish and spread the Buddha's spirit – these are two main rituals Tibetan people practice in the second half of their 15-day New Year, beginning March 13 and leading until 19.

Tibetan people have carried this tradition since the 13th century, when Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug sect, or the dominant Tibetan Buddhism branch, first started the prayer festival 700 years ago.

China Daily's Multimedia reporter Feng Xin is in Tibet to walk you through the prayer processes.

Video: Feng Xin

Producer: Flora Yue



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