Da Gui, or Beating the Ghost, is a major ritual of the Tibetan Buddhism held annually from the 29th day of the first month to the first day of the second month of the Chinese lunar calendar. With its origin dating back to the Qing Dynasty, the ceremony is believed to expel evil spirits, shake off trouble, and pacify the world.

Scripture in Yonghegong
Beating the ghost and revive hope
Story behind the free Laba porridge
Beat the ghost at yonghegong (2011)
Expel evil spirit, shake off trouble (2010)
Beat the ghost and revive hope (2009)
Beat the devils by Buza Dancing (2008)
Panchen Lama prays for quake victims
Laba Festival celebrated in BJ
Free Laba porridge in Beijing
Scripture in Yonghegong
Yonghegong Lama Temple
Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, the Yonghegong Lama Temple used to be the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince. However, the Qing Dynasty formally changed the status of the dwelling to that of a lamasery in 1744, and so Yonghegong became the national center of Lama administration.> more
Lamas get ready for Buza Dancing

Snow-covered Yonghegong Lama Temple

Yonghegong gets ready for Laba Festival

Expel evil spirit, shake off trouble

Free porridge warms up cold winter

Snapshots of Beating Ghost ceremony

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