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November 1, 2016
01
Nov

Geography

Elevation Extreme Tibet, averaging more than 4,000 meters above sea level, forms the main part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and is well known as the “roof of the world.” The Himalayas, ranging from east to west on the southern edge of the Tibet Plateau, run for 2,400 kilometers with an elevation of more than 6,000...
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01
Nov

Tibetan Festivals

Festivals in first Tibetan Lunar Month The Great Prayer Festival (Mon-lam) This is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. Originated by TsongKhapa in 1409, the founder of the Geluk sect. Monks from the Three Great Monastery of Tibet assemble in Jokhang for prayer to Shakyamuni’s image as the living Buddha. Read Details The Large Dharma...
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01
Nov

People and Life

Tibet- Qinghai serves as a home to many communities, including Tibetans, Monba, Luoba, and a few other people. Tibetan People number an estimate of 7.8 million. Significant Tibetan minorities also live outside of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in China, and in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Inside Tibet Autonomous Region, the Tibetans are the main inhabitants...
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01
Nov

Sakya Sect

Tibetan Buddhism, In 1073 BC, Tibetan Lama Kongchog Gyalpo built Sakya Monastery and advocated his own Esoteric disciplines and called it “Sakya Sect”. Enclosures around the Sakya monasteries are painted with red, white and black stripes, which respectively symbolize the Wisdom Buddha, the Goddess of Mercy and the Diamond Hand Buddha. Hence, the Sakya sect...
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01
Nov

Lama Tsongkhapa

Tsongkapa was born in Tsongka Kingdom, Amdo, in 1357, the fourth of six sons. The day after Tsongkapa’s birth, Chojey Dondrub Rinchen sent his main disciple to the parents with gifts, a statue, and a letter. A sandalwood tree grew from the spot where his umbilical cord fell to the ground. Each leaf had a...
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01
Nov

Kagyu sect

Master Marba Lotsawa founded the Kagyu Sect in the middle of 11th century. Kagyu means Lineage of the (Buddha’s) Word. This is an oral tradition which is very much concerned with the experiential dimension of meditation. Its monasteries are usually painted white, and monks wore white monk robes when practising Buddhism, therefore, it is also...
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01
Nov

Tsampa

The staple food of Tibetan people is Tsampa, a kind of dough made with roasted highland Chang or Tibetan wine barley flour and yak butter with water. Method of making: grind the roasted Highland Barley into flour, and mix it with ghee. It is similar to parching wheat flour in northern China. People in northern...
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01
Nov

Butter Tea

Buttered tea is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee. Ghee, which looks like butter, is a kind of dairy product of fat abstracted from cow milk or sheep milk. Tibetan people like the ghee made of yak milk. When they make buttered tea, they mix boiled...
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01
Nov

Barley Wine

Made from the highland barley, the main food produced in Tibet, Highland barley wine (also called Chiang in Tibet) is the wine favorite to Tibetan people and is a necessary part at festivals, marriage feasts and on some other important occasions. Method of brewing the wine: Clean the barley grains quickly (the washing can not...
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01
Nov

Norbu Linka Park

Norbulingka Palace is named as the Summer Palace, located west of Lhasa. The beautiful garden was first built in the mid of 18th century. That’s where they deal with affairs and hold religious activities. The garden covers an area of 46 acres, with 370 rooms of different sizes. NorbuLingka means Garden of jewels, from seventh...
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