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Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism, there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows, and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings, and the community. At the same time, pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites...
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Known in Chinese as Zhébàng Sì, Drepung Monastery has long been one of the major monasteries of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. An amazing place to visit, this massive university monastery is renowned as being the largest monastery in Tibet, has the largest kitchen of any monastery, and catered to more than ten thousand...
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 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...
Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

For many visitors, sky burials, the practice of dismembering corpses and feeding them to the vultures, seem to be at odds with their image of Tibet. In a land known for its beautiful mountains, staunch devotion to Buddhism and compassionate people, how could this seemingly brutal practice exist? On the surface, watching a rogyapa, or...
Seven Sacred Water Offering – Tibetan Buddhism Practice

Seven Sacred Water Offering – Tibetan Buddhism Practice

                    In us, Tibetans’ many daily life traditions as Buddhists, there is the wonderful tradition of offering seven bowls of water “yonchap” to the Buddha. Each morning, seven copper or brass bowls on the shrine are filled with water. The offering is made each morning, and removed...
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