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November 16, 2016
16
Nov

Horse Racing Festival

Horse race and arrow shooting are popular sports on the vast expanse of grassland in Tibet, which has a history of more than 500 years in the regular festival ceremony, starting from Gyantse in back Tibetan area. During the year of 1408, In memory of the local King Rapten Kunsang, the festival falls on the...
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16
Nov

Ling Ka Festival

The Tibetans are a people whose love of nature has given rise to a special national custom, the Lingka Festival. The fifth month by the Tibetan calendar is the best season for Lingka, so people leave their houses and put up tents in the thick forest in Lingka, and happily enjoy the charity of nature....
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16
Nov

Monlam Festival

This is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. Originated from Tsongkpa in 1409, the founder of the Gelukpa sect. Monks from the Three Great Monastery of Tibet assemble in Jokhang for prayer to Shakyamuni’s imaThe Great Prayer Festivalge as if it were the living Buddha.According to the legend, in the first month of the year,...
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16
Nov

Shoton ( yogurt) Festival

It’s one of the Tibetan traditional festivals. In Tibetan, “sho” means “Yoghurt” and “ton” means “banquet”. So Shoton Festival is also called the ‘Yoghurt Festival’. Subsequently, as the activities of Shoton Festival gradually changed into an activity with Tibetan opera as a major part, so people also called it the Tibet Opera Festival. Prior to...
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16
Nov

Reincarnation

As onLiving Buddhase of the primary characteristics of Tibetan religion, the reincarnation system for the Living Buddhas is based on the theory of the reincarnation of the soul, and was produced to solve the problem of the succession of religious leaders. It is founded by the Gelug Sect (the Yellow Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism. The...
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16
Nov

Tibetan Music Instrument

Dram Nyan (A plucking stringed instrument) DramNyan, also called six-stringed fiddle, is one of the ancient plucking stringed instruments in Tibet and one of the main musical instruments in today’s professional Tibetan Opera Troupe. Old-fashioned Dram Nyan has three groups of sounds, each group having two strings. Alto and high-pitched Dram Nyan used in Tibetan...
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16
Nov

Tibetan Opera

The opera, called “ache lhamo” in Tibetan, plays an important part in the social life of Tibetan people. It is a unique form in China’s various theatrical arts. “ache” means elder sister or a female, and “lhamo” means a fairy. Tibetan opera is an all-round performing art that tells the story by the form of...
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16
Nov

Chu Mok

Chu Mok is the food similar to Jiaozi (the Chinese dumpling), which is the favorite food in China, especially northern China. Method of making: put some chopped meat on a piece of flat round dough strip and roll up it, put the ends together, just as how Chinese people make Jiaozi. Tu-pa is the food...
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16
Nov

Buddha & Buddhism

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger”—Quoted by Buddh It was more than 2500 years ago, Buddha was born as prince of King Suddhodana leader of Shakya clan in Kapilavastu kingdom which is current Lumbini in south of Nepal. And his birth was widely celebrated within the...
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16
Nov

Tibetan Buddhism

Buddhism emergence in Tibet was much paradoxical, but in many reference it said the first official introduction of a Buddhist scripture into Tibet happened during reign of 28th Yarlung king Lhatho Thori Nyantsen,(around 500 CE), however, the book was not translated at the time. Then later the 33rd King of Tibet, Song Tsen Gampo (born...
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