About once a year I head over to one of our cities Daoist/Taoist temples for a visit and a look around. The place is fantastic for so many reasons.  Mostly it’s the people amazing people.  I’m such a sucker for interacting with people.  Religion in western China is a blend of just about everything.  For example, at a monastery like this you will find symbols and practices that fall more squarely into Tibetan Buddhism and simple animism than Taoism.  These contradictions make it worth an annual visit.

For now, I simply wanted to share these images.  There are some amazing stories in here that I’ll share in the next few days.  Really hope you enjoy.

*just fyi, that’s literally the cutest little girl I’ve ever seen in my life.