(Photos: Security check at the main door.)
Security is very tight even one month prior to Monlam. Metal detectors are positioned in front of the main doors and security guards wielding scanners do a thorough body and bag check. Mobile phones are banned since these create interference with the radiowaves being used for simultaneous translations of teachings. Any electronic device that causes interference is piled in bags outside the doors. It’s best to be aware of these restrictions and avoid any delays. The queues are long enough as it is.