Tibetan children in style

How Tibetans Celebrate Losar–New Year?

Wishing you all a Happy Losar. Losar is the Tibetan New Year. It’s the year of the dog. The holiday mixes both sacred and secular rituals. From a cultural perspective, Losar is like Christmas for Westerners, except Tibet’s New Year in Reb gong lasts 18 days. Year after year, we relish the rich heritage of […]

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New year wish, life celebration, Tibetan food celebration

A Year to Celebrate

2017 was a year of change. My little family relocated from Madison, Wisconsin, to Vancouver, Washington and then finally across the river to Portland, Oregon. I’ve made changes before, moving from country to country, continent to continent, but never twice a year. Each move enabled me to meet new people, gain new perspectives, and experience […]

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Wild Yak from Amdo, Tibet

15 Expressions of Tibet’s Nomadic Life

  Lhago and her husband Tsehua decided to have a nomadic life experience. This summer was the first time my sister visited our nomad family in Tsekog, Zekog or rtse khog (རྩེ་ཁོག Zeku) with Tsehua. Our maternal grandmother was born in Tsekog County, in a yak-fur tent. It’s where my family still has a village […]

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Rained pink iris, unique iris

Photo of the Week: Reincarnated Smiles

Ostentatious smiles, innocent smiles, all smiles have returned in their same seductive splendor. Peonies, irises, roses, snapdragons have re-emerged from their prolonged hibernation. Now their legs and arms are stretched to the fullest. Their blushed faces are on display once again in smiles: in red and blue merged into violet, in red and white joined in […]

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Tibetan Pan-Fried bread with flaxseeds

Test Kitchen–Tibetan Style

Testing takes discipline. Whether you test a new machine’s proper installation, or conduct a design study to see if your end users are satisfied with the Web application that you promised would bring convenience or new experience, it should be usable and useful. Similarly, the principle applies to testing a recipe. It has to work […]

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Losar wishes, Lo sar, Tibetan losar, Losar food, Losar customs, losar 2016, Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Losar 2016

Wishing all Tibetans and friends a very happy Losar 2016. ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།   Below are links to a few stories and pictures that will transport you to the Tibetan plateau and to experience the ancient traditions of Losar (Lo sar, the Tibetan New Year). Visual feast during Losar preparation: During Losar preparation, you only need to take […]

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Tibetan women, losar, Tibetan new year/ lo sar

5 Ways to Experience Losar Traditions

  While a house requires strong pillars to hold its structures one might say, a culture is formed based upon its long-standing traditions, beliefs, art, and customs. Festivals and rituals are windows into rich traditions of faraway lands. My journey home to the Tibetan plateau for 2015 Losar, Tibetan New Year, was a renewal of my […]

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