Tibetan bakery, Amdo bread, Rebgong bread

Tibetan Losar Preparation: Amdo Bread

UPDATED with more details about Losar, July 2, 2016. It’s exciting to be back home in Rebgong (Reb gong, Tongren)—the home still nearest and dearest to my heart, even after making a new home in the West. Returning to my roots for Losar, the Lunar New Year, is special. Traditionally, Losar falls on the first […]

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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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Go Re Na Ji, Tibetan bread, ring-shaped bread, baked goods

Go Re Na Ji: The Tibetan Gift that Keeps on Giving

  The ultimate time of gift giving—the season of Christmas celebration in the West—reminds me of my traditions on the Tibetan plateau. Almost all Tibetans, who live in the high mountains, deep valleys, and on grasslands, practice Buddhism. Giving or offering is a large part of our culture, and its meaning deepens when referring to […]

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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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Dumplings ready to pile up trays–cooked in just 12 minutes on a stacked steamer.

One Last Savory Bite

As an expatriate, the journey afar from North America back to my motherland, the Tibetan plateau, has always been very special. Just the thought of a trip home uplifts memories of my upbringing in the majestic land where I feel most connected. Spending two months with my loved ones, visiting historic spots, as well as […]

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