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Tibetan pilgrims hitched a truck to travel to the Holy Mountain Kailash (Kang Rinpoche). The pilgrimage, known as kora, is done by walking around the mountain, along a difficult 54-kilometer trek at elevation beyond 4,000 meters. The Tibetans believe, a pilgrimage around the Mountain is to purify one’s self and mind. Pilgrimage to Kailash is a manifestation of the Buddhist philosophy of the journey of life–a journey to go back to zero. After the arduous circular journey, physically everything is just the same: no special title, no special costume, no change of social status… But deep inside the purified mind and heart, nothing is ever be the same again.

Kailash, Tibet, 2005

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