The Western woman in this photo sat motionless for quite some time either in meditation or simply absorbing the meditative sound of the music and mantras. I sat on the sidelines watching the monks and the believers. Part of me wanted to sit on the floor with closed eyes and let the essence of the sound wash over me as my soul can always use a good cleansing. However, I am not a Buddhist and did not want to take a place that would possibly interfere with the religious practices of the true believers. Plus my knees tend to not like sitting crosslegged for very long. So, I sat on a bench along the wall with my camera taking pictures.