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What Would Buddha Do?
Photograph by Galen Rowell

Before we embarked on our expedition to reach the calving grounds of the endangered Tibetan antelope, we stopped at the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. There we joined Buddhist devotees for the Saka Dawa Festival, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. The source of our suffering is desire, Buddha taught. Yet there we were, itching to explore, eager for the adventure to come—and we weren't suffering. (Not yet, anyway.)





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