The annually display of Sakyamuni Thangka at Tsurphu Monastery was held on 21 May 2013. The Tsurphu Monastery is located 70 kilometers from Lhasa. During this traditional Tibetan ceremony many believers went to the monastery to pray and appreciate the big and vividly woven thangka.
Thangka is a painted or embroidered Buddhist banner hung in a monastery or a family altar. The pictorial subjects of thangkas include portraits of Buddha, stories from the lives of saints and great masters. Tsurphu Monastery is the most important monastery of the Karma Kagyu lineage.