Monks Debating, Gyantse

Monks performed these 'debates', a combination of bodily movement, hand clapping and recitation of scriptures. The monk to the right has just clapped his hands, indicating his question to the other is complete. The answer given will be finalised with a similar clap of the hands. This photo was taken Gyantse, at Palkhor Chode monastery in 1930 by J. Leslie Weir.