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The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The birthday of Lord Buddha (Saka Dawa) was and is always a special religious festival in Tibet and all Buddhists’ societies. The holiness of Saka Dawa is one of the biggest, where all the Tibetans try to do the best and positive things. The Buddha was given birth, doing all the 12 wheels of Buddhism...
Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea horse road is the oldest trade route in Tibet, stretching from China to India via Tibet. It was not only the trading route but also represented the cultural bridge. A brief history of Tea horse road According to history, tea was introduced in the Tibetan area during the Chinese Tang dynasty. During the...
Top Five Monasteries in Tibet

Top Five Monasteries in Tibet

Tibetan culture is fully embedded with Buddhism, which is the heart and soul of Tibetan people. There are thousands of temples, stupas, and monasteries in Tibet. Every village, town, and city in Tibet has monasteries, temples, or stupas one way around. This symbolizes how religious Tibetan people are, and their core moral values are hugely dependent...
Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya monastery is located in Sakya county of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is 127km from the Shigatse on the way to Tingri. The monastery is the Sakya Tibetan Buddhist sect’s seat and was founded in 1073 by Kuchok Gyalpo. He is originally a Nyingmapa monk of Tsang’s noble family, and later, he became the...
When is the best time to visit Tibet?

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Set on a high-altitude plateau and among tall mountains, Tibet is one of the new wonders of the modern tourist world. And once the harshness of winter is over, it is a great place to visit around Tibet. Whether you want to trek the mountains’ slopes or visit the base-camp used by the Everest mountaineering...
A Buddhist life

A Buddhist life

Being born in a society where religion helps a child by birth and every child grow in such an environment usually turns into a human being with compassion and mercy in their nature. By birth parents request names for a baby from the local lama or other lamas in different areas. It is totally dependent...
The Recipe of Making Tibetan Sweet Tea

The Recipe of Making Tibetan Sweet Tea

A Tibetan hot spring experience is not complete without local refreshments such as Chang-barley wine, the local delicacy Tsampa, and Tibetan sweet tea. Tibetan sweet tea plays its foundational role in Tibetan culture, and Tibetan sweet tea is also the name of a Tibetan typeface. Some Tibetan friends love and are crazy about Tibetan sweet...
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...
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...
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