This buddhist monastery is located not far from Ulan-Ude, a Siberian city. It can be considered the centre of the Russian Buddhism.
The monastery is represented by several temples and plain wooden cottages. Only some architectural details and monks in red cloaks remind you that it is a buddhist place.
Buddhists believe that sutras (buddhist religious texts) written on a piece of paper or cloth and fixed like a flag in the wind can bring luck.
A monk with full pails is a good sign as well.
Stupas for relics storage. Stupas are considered to be magically empowered and capable to bring harmony into our life.
Prayer wheels with mantras inside. If you rotate them you allegedly become happier.
These texts are read during prayers.
Lama’s working place.
This is a campus where about 100 students of the Buddhist university live. Many tourists go to practise to Tibetan monasteries of India where they spend several years.
This stone grants wishes. According to the legend one goddess touched it and left an imprint of her palm on it.