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Robot Xian'er is placed in the main building of Longquan Buddhist temple for photographs by the temple's staff, on the outskirts of Beijing, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Robot Xian'er is placed in the main building of Longquan Buddhist temple for photographs by the temple's staff, on the outskirts of Beijing, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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23 Apr 2016 13:43:00


A monk prays during the annual Fire Festival held at the Konjoin Temple on June 28, 2006 in Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Every year around 1000 visitors come to participate and to wish for good luck at the 1200 year old Temple. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
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02 Jul 2011 13:38:00
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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25 Feb 2015 09:17:00
Monks take a tiger out of its cage for an afternoon walk at the Wat Pa Luangta Bua monastery in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Monks take a tiger out of its cage for an afternoon walk June 5, 2001 at the Wat Pa Luangta Bua monastery in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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06 Dec 2011 13:13:00
Jamvang Sangpo  19 years old

Jamvang Sangpo 19 years old

"Thought for today" - Kopan Monastery, April 2011
The life as a monk is not one long struggle against oneself, a life of repentence and wishful thinking a partial or stunted life. It is full of rich and brings an inner tranquility comfort that far surpasses any other kind of comfort. I have known before or since..
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08 May 2015 12:00:00
Prayer flags fly at Namgyal Tsemo Monastery above the town of Leh in Ladakh, India September 24, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

Prayer flags fly at Namgyal Tsemo Monastery above the town of Leh in Ladakh, India September 24, 2016. High in the Indian Himalayas, young novice monks in maroon robes take their lessons inside the 15th-century Thiksey monastery. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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06 Jan 2017 14:13:00
Shaolin monks of the Dengfeng Zhongyue Shaolin Boxing Culture Troupe from Henan Province in China perform in Valletta, Malta, September 17, 2016. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

Shaolin monks of the Dengfeng Zhongyue Shaolin Boxing Culture Troupe from Henan Province in China perform in Valletta, Malta, September 17, 2016. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)
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18 Sep 2016 08:19:00
Simon Monk’s ‘Secret Identity’ Paintings

Simon Monk’s 'Secret Identity' is an ongoing series of paintings, each representing a plastic figurine of a famous superhero contained in a clear plastic bag. Bagged and hung on a hook these superheroes become recently purchased objects robbed of the enormous power they wield.
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11 Jul 2013 08:01:00