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.
Stars twinkle over the Buddhist Amarbayasgalant Monastery during a moonlit night in the Baruunburen district, Selenge province, Mongolia, April 25, 2018. Picture taken with a long exposure. THOMAS PETER/REUTERS