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Picture of a Buddhist monk in a white robe standing beneath a cold waterfall in Japan
June 16, 2021

Waterfall Meditations

A Shingon Buddhist meditates under frigid waterfalls in Toyama, Japan. The practice, which can last for hours, is called takigyo, and it is meant to cleanse the mind, body, and soul.
Photograph by Cary Wolinsky, Nat Geo Image Collection

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