Photo of the Day 28 September 2008

Ritual Dancers, Tsurphu Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet, 2000
Photograph by Maria Stenzel
Tibetans believe both the negative and positive things done during Losar, the Tibetan New Year celebration, reverberate through the year to come. Here, Buddhist monks from the Tsurphu Monastery near Lhasa chase away bad spirits with a dance honoring the dharmapala divinity.