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Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

The world’s fourth largest religion, Buddhism is one of the most widely revered religions, with more than 520 million followers around the globe. From its humble beginnings in India, thanks to the teachings of one mortal man, Buddhism spread across the globe. Starting in around the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, Buddhism expanded from its...
The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

While most of Tibet came under the influence of the Tibetan Kings during the 7th and 8th centuries, a large area of the region on the roof of the world was held by other kingdoms. Vast stretches of the plateau in the modern-day Ngari Prefecture were once home to the ancient kingdoms of Guge and...
The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

When you think of Tibet, most people imagine massive mountains and vast plains, with high lakes spread across the plateau and thousands of monasteries filled with red-robed Buddhist monks. And the ever-present yak. Wherever you go in Tibet, you will find yaks grazing on the pasturelands and beside the rivers and lakes where the grass...
Pilgrimage - The Tibetan Holy Quest

Pilgrimage – The Tibetan Holy Quest

One of the most amazing sights on the Tibetan plateau is not the stunning palaces, ancient temples, and high mountains, but is something more base and simple, and down to earth. All across the region, throughout the year, Tibetan pilgrims can be seen walking, riding, or even prostrating along the side of the road towards...
The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

Pilgrimage has long been an essential part of the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, and for more than 1,300 years, Buddhists from across Tibet have undertaken this ritual journey to sacred sites in Tibet, Nepal, and India as a major part of their devotion to Buddha. In Tibetan, the word for “pilgrim” is “gnas skor...
Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Festivals in Tibet are an important part of the Tibetan calendar, as well as being a major part of the local people’s lives. Tibetans love festivals and celebrations, and in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, there are more than twenty major festivals throughout the year, as well as several small local festivals. The Tibetan calendar lags...
How to Get to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar?

How to Get to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar?

Mount Kailash is a huge pyramid of black rock cover with snow. It is considered to be the center of the universe, known as the legendary Mount Meru in Buddhism and Jainism, and the home of Lord Shiva in Hinduism. A unique mountain in the range, it stands tall above its counterparts at an altitude...
Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

A week-long festival held all across Tibet. The Shoton Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar. The celebration starts at the end of the 100-day meditation period of the Tibetan Buddhist monks. Usually held in the month of August in the Gregorian calendar, since its inception in the 16th century,...
Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Tibet is a land of mystery and mysticism, lying on the roof of the world on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau. Filled with mysterious legends, stunning alpine views, and more monasteries than you could believe possible, the desire to travel to Tibet can be found in many international travelers. One of the most popular places to...
Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

One of the most devout Buddhist lands in the world, Tibet is still a huge mystery to many people around the world. For most people, little is known about the people, the region, and its customs and religious beliefs and practices. However, despite all of this, the region is known to produce some of the...
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