Caption: "Above the village, at the monastery, the early morning debates."
Commentary says that the monks are building a new Sera monastery, the original having been the second largest monastery of the old Tibet. Commentary describes the monks’ studies, clarified and refined through debate. Monks debating. Interior of the monastery. Monks painting decorations for the monastery; commentary says that all activities are directed towards spiritual fulfilment for the sake of others, the highest form of service to the community. Caption: "Tibetans visiting Dharamsala, the heart of the Dalai Lama’s administration in exile, come to the Dalai Lama’s residence to receive his blessing." Queues of people being greeted by the Dalai Lama. Commentary describes the Dalai Lama’s relationship with China, recognising the need for reform but arguing against the suppression of Buddhism and the Tibetan cultural heritage, before and after his move to India in 1959.