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I took this one evening in Bangkok at Wat Po. I'd been walking around the grounds and it was fairly deserted. I didn't expect anyone was in the temples at the time. But as I got close to this one temple, I could hear the faint chanting of these monks in meditation. It was mesmerizing and beautiful (you can listen to a short clip here.)

I never expected to walk into a scene like this. My sense of awe seeing this ceremony overcame my instinct to take pictures for several minutes. I stood there very quietly at the back just listening and observing. It was a beautiful ritual and for a moment I felt a glimpse of the peace of mind the monks derive from their devotion. It was an enlightening moment for me.

I took several photos of this scene, some vertical, some horizontal. I liked the composition of this one the best.

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