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‘There’s a sliver of a moon and a sin­gle star hang­ing low in the sky. It’s six in the morn­ing and al­ready thou­sands of pil­grims are per­form­ing the kora, walk­ing clock­wise, al­ways clock­wise around the Jokhang Tem­ple, the jewel in the an­cient Barkhor quar­ter of Lhasa. Some have walked hun­dreds, even thou­sands of kilo­me­tres to get here. The most de­vout pros­trate them­selves the whole dis­tance. I have strolled two hun­dred me­tres from my ho­tel to join them on this, my morn­ing rit­ual be­fore go­ing to work.’

ROBERT POWER

TELL IT TO THE DOG: A MEM­OIR OF SORTS (2017)

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