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Tibet’s Summer Is Most Striking.

The sky is blue, and the clouds are white. Drizzling nights and burning daytime sun, yet leaves you perfectly content. The rainy season cultivates wildflowers, mushrooms, and other vegetation that charm the plateau. The pedicularis (lousewort) flowers in cream and purple color, The meconopsis poppies and gentian in blue and white, And potentillas anserine (silverweeds) […]

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Losar Tibetan New Year Traditions

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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