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December 2, 2016
02
Dec

Prayer Wheel

Tibetan people believe in Lamaism. The believers must recite or chant Buddhism scriptures very often. For illiterate people, what they can do is to turn prayer wheels, with scriptures inside. Turning the prayer wheel is equivalent to chanting some scriptures and it has become routine work for Tibetan people. A lot of Tibetans keep portable...
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02
Dec

Small Pagoda

Making small pagoda is a religious custom in Tibet. People firstly make a clay impression of a pagoda and bake it. The result is a pottery pagoda. The pagoda is of cone shape, and different sizes. Inside the pagoda, there are a small piece of paper written with spell, and a small amount of highland...
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02
Dec

Prostrating

On the roads to Lhasa, from time to time you can see Buddhists prostrating. They begin their journey from their home and keep on prostrating all the way to Lhasa. They wear hand pads (protective appliance on their hands), kneepads, and a protective leather upper outer garment. With dusts on their faces, with the innumerable...
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02
Dec

Khada

Presenting Khada is a kind of very common courtesy. Khada is a long piece of silk used as a greeting gift. In Tibet, it is a custom to present Khada to the guests in the occasion of wedding and funeral. It is also common when people visit senior people, worship Buddha statues, and bid farewell...
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02
Dec

Amdo Noddle

Amdo, where Tibetan people live, refers to the region where Qinghai, Gansu and northwestern Sichuan Province border each other. Tibetans living in this region like to eat a kind of dough strips – Amdo dough strips very much. It is the common wheaten food in Tibetan families. Method of making: 1. Add some hot water...
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02
Dec

Tashi Lhunpo monastery

Lying at foot of Nyima mountain in the outskirts of Shigatse, The TashiLhunpo Monastery was built in 1447 under supervision of the first Dalai Lama Gedhun Drupa,one of the disciples of great Master Tsongkapa. Later it has served as the dwelling place for Respetive Panchen Lama. The TashiLhunpo Monastery contains a 22.4 m high glided...
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