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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 structure 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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Tibetan butter lamp, Losar prep

Losar Preparation: Visual Feast

  During Losar or Lo sar, Tibetan New Year, preparation, you would not need to travel far to learn much about the festival and to perceive a variety of cultural expressions. Every family displays a visual feast without realizing it. Today, I’m sharing my observations during a 5-minute walk from one family to another, passing our […]

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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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The 10th Panchen Lama's Home-view from the first floor. Xunhua.

Glimpse of Tibet’s Moon

  A tall, historic figure, and golden charm once electrified every corner of the Tibetan plateau, he was Tibet’s “Moon”– the 10th Panchan Lama (པཎ་ཆེན་རེན་པོ་ཆེ།, Pictures of him seen here). Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama and Panchan Lama as the “Sun” and the “Moon”. They are ranked the highest and second highest in Tibetan Buddhism, […]

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