Corpus Christi 2011, Cuzco Peru

Corpus Christi 2011, Cuzco Peru

Corpus Christi, held annually 60 days after Easter, is one of the most important religious ceremonies in the Andes. Cuzco hosts one of it’s most colorful manifestations culminating in a procession of statues representing fifteen saints and virgins around the main square in Cuzco where they “greet” the body of Christ embodied in the Sacred Host.

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca situated at a height of 3800 meters straddles the border between Boliva and Peru. Lake Titicaca is a sacred place for the Inca civilization, as the Incan mythology says that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, was born here.

The Monastic School In Ganze, Tibet

The Monastic School In Ganze, Tibet

The monastic school in Ganze is an example of Tibet’s attempt to maintain their cultural identity and continue their monastic traditions.

Sadhus

Sadhus

In Hinduism, sādhu denotes an ascetic, wandering monk. Sadhu are renuciants, meaning that they give up all attachment to material things and focus their lives on a spiritual path. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of brahman.


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