Tibetan Buddhists Gather for the Bliss Dharma Assembly

In a remote, mountainous area of China’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Bliss Dharma Assembly—the last of four annual assemblies of Tibetan Buddhists—took place at the end of October, at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute. Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer traveled there to capture the following captivating images of the people and their surroundings. The weeklong gathering takes place in the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar to mark Buddha's descent from the heavens.

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