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Saga Dawa: The festival of the Fourth Month in Tibet

Saga Dawa: The festival of the Fourth Month in Tibet

One of the most sacred festivals in Tibet, the Saga Dawa is the celebration of the events in the life of Buddha Sakyamuni. Worshipping the life of the founder of Buddhism around the world, the festival honors the instruction of Buddha to follow his teachings rather than with flowers, incense, and lights. An enchanting festival...
Cultural Experiences to try in Lhasa

Cultural Experiences to try in Lhasa

Tibet is renowned for its high mountains, stunning lakes, and awesome Buddhist monasteries with rich culture. It is also well known for the unique culture of the Tibetan people, where Tibetan Buddhism is a major part of their everyday lives. And for anyone planning a trip to Tibet to explore the amazing culture, there are...
How to Present and Receive Hada

How to Present and Receive Hada

A very unique tradition in Tibet, the Hada is presented as a traditional way of showing respect and hospitality to visitors to Tibet. The Hada is a long scarf, usually white and made from silk, which symbolizes the purity of the heart of the giver. The Hada itself symbolizes purity and compassion and is presented...
Tibetan Monasteries had donated to Wuhan Crisis

Tibetan Monasteries had donated to Wuhan Crisis

Tibetan monasteries in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Qinghai province, and Yunnan province had gathered a donation to support Wuhan Crisis.  The Three Great Monastery of Tibet; Sera monastery, Drepung monastery and Garden monastery in Tibetan Autonomous Region.  Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Tsephu monastery, Gyume monastery, Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Monastery, Drak Yarpa monastery, and Kundunling monastery have...
The Mystic Delights of Tibetan Tsampa

The Mystic Delights of Tibetan Tsampa

Many travelers to the Tibet Autonomous Region have some trepidation about trying out the local cuisine. Websites tell you it is mostly mutton and yak meat or there is a lack of ingredients for many dishes so you may not like it. In truth, Tibetan cuisine is one of the tastiest of the cuisines in...
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...
What Is Tibet Known For?

What Is Tibet Known For?

Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, the “Third Pole”, or the “Land of Snows”. It is one of the most renowned places in the world. Few people have not heard of this land in Asia, the home of Buddhist Monasteries, the vast Himalayan Mountains, hairy yaks, and the beautiful landscape. Believed to...
Meditating in Tibet – Top Tibetan Sites for Meditation

Meditating in Tibet – Top Tibetan Sites for Meditation

Meditation is a unique practice where individuals use certain techniques to train themselves to be more attentive and increase awareness to gain a mentally clear and emotionally calm state of mind. The meditating in Tibet has been used for thousands of years, and there are as many variations of meditation as there are religions in...
Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

“The journey to Tibet is a long one, often fraught with danger and disaster, from which many men will never return.” While this may have been true for the famous botanist and National Geographic writer, Joseph Rock. When he made his eventful expeditions to Southwest China and Tibet in the early 1920s, these days, there...
Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

When it comes to mountains, there is nowhere else in the world like Tibet in terms of the sheer number of high mountains and the immensity of the mountain ranges that are found across the entire Tibetan plateau. The highest plateau in the world has many sacred mountains in Tibet. Tibet is home to several...
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