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Tibetan art, Butter sculpture, Kumbum monastery, Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism

Losar ལོ་གསར Festive Moments

  There are numerous Losar activities here on the Tibetan Plateau. May it be gathering for tea, steamy yak meat dumplings, butter sculpture, altar ornaments, or Bön practitioners performing dances. Sharing with you are pictures of some events that I’ve been blessed to be part of. I hope these visuals would bring you a sense […]

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Tibetan boy, Tibetan child, Tibetan Losar celebration

Losar ལོ་གསར Morning Rituals

  UPDATED: Losar, the Tibetan New Year, has finally arrived after months of preparation. And it is the New Year’s morning; time to enjoy juicy yak-meat dumplings and milk tea, and pay respect to others, all after spiritual offerings, of course. When I was a girl, my family would send us kids to visit elders […]

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Losar Eve: Spiritual Offerings

  Villagers completed their Losar (Tibetan New Year) preparations of shopping, baking, and making decorations for their family shrines and guest rooms. Loved ones from far and near arrived home for this most celebrated Tibetan holiday. And it’s finally Losar Eve where spiritual offerings are a big part of wrapping up the year and wishing for an […]

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Tibetan Tea, Yak milk tea, Amdo Milk Tea, Tibetan food

Daily Ritual: Amdo Milk Tea

With the cold weather in full swing here in North America and in the Far East where I’m from, I thought I would share with you a winter comfort blanket, in the form of hot beverage that will warm you from the inside out. And who knew there are health benefits of tea that’s rich in […]

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About Me & My Blog – Beyond Her Kitchen

Happy Holidays! Today, I’m presenting to you a bit more about me and why my blog (Beyond Her Kitchen). I hope you will find my stories and reasons interesting enough to stay along for the ride. Thank you for tuning in. Read more about here …

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Buddhist beliefs, buddhist rituals. Overlooking the Rebgong valley from second floor of the stūpa. In view are the renowned artist village, Sengeshong (Wutong), and the upper and lower village temples. Lower in the valley, people are harvesting wheat. A golden time in the Rebkong Golden Valley.

A Peaceful Welcome

If you ever visit a place on this small mountain range called the “Tibetan plateau,” one of the first things you’ll encounter is an abundance of cultural expressions. Colorful fabrics, Buddhist symbols carved in stones and paintings are on display everywhere. No need for reservation. You can see them all right from the road through […]

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Tibetan people, Tibetan customs, Tibetan man, Tibetan woman

Dear Cousins, Can You Please Save Me?

July turned to August. My departure for the West was fast approaching. And my cousins had yet to practice a long-lived tradition in that neck of woods – Rebgong. A Tibetan custom, you are invited to a scrumptious meal, if you’ve returned from a journey, worked or studied a distance away, completed a long period […]

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