Woodblocks engraved with Tibetan characters are piled on shelves in the sutra-printing house of Sera Monastery. [Photo by Yang Xu / China Tibet Online]
The Sera Monastery, located in Southwest China's Lhasa city, distinguishes itself from others with the sutra-printing house set in the monastery.
As one of the six major monasteries of the Gelug Sect, the Dalai Lama's sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the Sera Monastery established its own sutra-printing house in 1982.
The first batch of woodblocks used by the Sera Monastery's sutra-printing house was sponsored by the "Snow Sutra-Printing House", the publishing institution founded nearby the Potala Palace by the 13th Dalai Lama.【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】 【7】