Weekend Watch: The Kora: A Two-Wheeled Pilgrimage of Purification

If you knew a 10-day bike ride could clear you of a lifetime of bad karma, would you do it?
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The Yading Kora is a holy pilgrimage around the base of three sacred mountains high in the Himalayan hinterlands of southwest China. It's said that, once completed, the effort will cleanse a person of an entire lifetime of negative karma. 

The Kora, a film by Joey Schusler, follows three men as they embark on this divine ten-day mission—on bikes.  

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