MagazineJun 7, 2018
Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders.
The country's monasteries are increasingly run by millennial monks, the first generation to come of age after decades of religious repression under the Soviet system wiped out almost all Buddhist clergy.
Young Buddhist monks Temuulen and Batkhan Tuul perform 108 ritual prostrations in their room before going to bed at the Amarbayasgalant Monastery in the Baruunburen district, Selenge province, Mongolia, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "MILLENNIAL MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. THOMAS PETER/REUTERS