During the repression of the 1930s, an off-shoot of the Stalinist purges in the Soviet Union, more than 20,000 monks were killed and over 800 temples and monasteries destroyed.
Since 1994 photographer Barbara Hind has visited Mongolia many times. During that time, she has developed close ties within the monasteries and nunneries around Ulaanbaatar, and her photographs reflect these relationships.
The photographs show lay people returning to worship without any obstruction, the education of young monks and nuns and the construction of new monasteries. Hind's intimate images convey various aspects of contemporary Mongolian Buddhism that remains largely unknown outside the region.