Gebchak nuns in Tibet hosted a Nyingma “Monlam” (a Prayer Festival) as they do each year in September. Ten full days of prayer lead up to the full moon. It is popularly known as “Jamar Monlam”, named after the place where it is held (not at Gebchak). Gebchak Nunnery organizes the annual event. The whole atmosphere is very “Rimey”, or non-sectarian, in spirit. Thousands of lay people from the nomad communities converge for this important event, supporting the Monlam in all manner of meritorious activities like making offerings, raising prayer flags, prostrating and circumambulating around the temple complex. This Monlam has become a key community and spiritual highlight for the region.
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