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Friday, June 1st, 2012
11:56 pm
21 Tibetan Buddhist Icons
Hey guys! I'm going to Ladakh (aka "Little Tibet", the nothernmost state in India) this summer and I'm SO excited! I've never been there before, it will be my first time at such high altitude. I'm going to stay with the family of our resident lama and visit the capital city, witness the village life in the mountains and see the monasteries. If anyone has experienced this, I would love to hear about it (you can comment here or message me)!
Anyways, here are the icons.. enjoy!

HERE @ jewelotus

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002. Don't claim anything as your own.
003. Comments make me happy!
Friday, February 17th, 2012
12:11 pm
39 Spiritual Icons: The Life of Buddha

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Monday, February 6th, 2012
10:30 pm
15 Buddhist Icons & 4 Banners

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Saturday, May 21st, 2011
7:42 pm
21 Tibetan Buddhist Icons

@ [info]jewelotus

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009
2:43 am
Tibetan music in Russia

Aquarellist Records & Magihead Sound together with PHURPA Tantric Choir
present the "Nag bDud Ceremony"

November, 7, 2009, Saturday / DOM, Moscow
20:00, 300-400 r.

November 15, 2009, Sunday / PLACE, Saint-Petersburg
20:00, 300 r.



(the album)
Monday, November 17th, 2008
11:26 pm
I'm coming from Moscow and I have a certain question about Lhasa Tibetan. As I know, nose is 'སྣ་' and ear is 'རྣ་'. Do they pronounce these words in the same way ([na])? Is there any distinction? If there is, could you please tell me why and what's the distinction?
Thanks in advance!
Monday, November 5th, 2007
11:56 pm
Tibetan Fairy Tales
Hello Everyone,

I'm quite interesting in Tibetan Culture and i'm looking for any Tibetan Fairy Tales that might exist.
Does anyone as any information on that. 
I'm trying throw the House of Tibetan Culture in Portugal to get as much possible, to have a translation in portuguese and a future compilation, popular Dharma available to everyone.

Obrigado  !
Om Mani Padme Hung

Current Mood: sympathetic
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
8:42 am
In September of next year, I will be visiting Tibet and Nepal.

I have been talking with a travel agent and she said that for 4 nights, 3 days it would be $950. My friend who has been to India said that it was a rip off and most places are incredibly cheap to stay in.

I guess I was just wondering, those who have been there, did you use a travel agent? Where did you stay? Would it be better for us not to use one? It will be me and two other friends and we are planning to fly into Lhasa and exploring and then on to Katmandu for more exploring and then home.


Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
9:34 pm
Question about chubas
I suddenly found out that I need to wear a chuba tomorrow. The problem is that I've never put one on by myself, and I'm a little unclear on some of the details, like how to tie the sash. (I'll have help, but we'll be on a tight schedule, so I'd prefer to do as much as possible by myself, before everyone else arrives.) For the record, I'm female. more questions back here; potentially embarrassing!Collapse )

Thanks for your advice!
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
1:36 pm
Newness & Tibetan Milk Tea
Name: Blue
Location: Los Angeles, California
What is your interest in Tibetan culture? What sparked that interest?:
Partly having grown up in Asia and having met people from Tibet in the process. The culture is simply interesting and the political situation deserves more attention than it's currently receiving.
Favorite Tibetan food:
Mar Jasha {Butter Chicken}, Achar {Spicy Sauce}, Sikharni {Dessert with pistachios} and various teas, including the one below.
I hope it's okay to post the recipe.

Makes 4 cups

A wonderfully spiced tea. The most popular hot drink at Kopan Monestary. Source: "The Kopan Cookbook - Vegetarian Recipes from a Tibetan Monastery" by Betty Jung

3 cups water
1 cup milk
5 slices fresh ginger root {coin size}
4 cinnamon sticks
6 pale green cardamom pods, peeled
1 tablespoon tea leaves, Darjeeling, or a similar black tea
3 tablespoons sugar

In a saucepan, bring water, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom seeds to a boil. Add tea leaves and remove from heat. Allow to steep 5 minutes. Add hot milk. Add sugar to taste. Pour through a strainer. Serve hot.

x-posted to ethnic_cuisines
Monday, April 9th, 2007
10:35 pm
Transcription help

Is there anyone here who knows the Tibetan writing system well enough to retype and post this sentence? It should say something along the lines of "I can't speak Tibetan but it's a beautiful language."

Thank you in advance for any help!
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
1:53 pm
Can anyone tell me what this says?

I was told it is Tibetan. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Sunday, January 14th, 2007
6:03 pm
TRAVELERS, I need advice!
My name is Melissa, I live in St. Louis, Missouri, and this is my first post.

My best friend and I are planning to travel to Tibet and Nepal in March or May of next year.

I am very curious about the culture and travel etiquette for these countries. I know a little, but not very much about the customs and I would love to hear from the people who have lived there, traveled there, visited there, know a lot about the country and how possible it would be for two American women (one, mainly me, having a very expensive camera for photography) to make their way through these countries safely.

I know that there is turmoil with the Chinese government and some parts of Tibet are very heavily occupied by the Chinese. I also know that there are some dishonest guides that can steal what you have and leave you stranded (I also hear the Sherpas (sp?) are very kind and honest and are the best guides but cost more. I know that there are some issues with altitude and what not, but I am a photographer and lover of exotic places and cultures. I am very respectful, and would love to learn about the country and it's history and religion.

So, here are my questions for our planned trip.

How safe is it actually for two American women to trek there alone?
Where should we fly into?
How long would it take to travel from say, Lhasa to Katmandu, Nepal?
Is that possible?
In Tibet and Nepal, where is the best places to travel to too actually see the country and how lives are lived there? I don't want to go just for the scenery and photography, I want to see the people.
What are some customs and general rules among the natives there that most travelers wouldn't know?
What kind of vaccination and restrictions will have to deal with in order to travel safely?

Thank you so much for any advice.
I really have a strong curiosity for this country and would love to see it first hand and experience it for all it's beauty and wonder.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
9:48 am
perhaps worth adding!
I have already posted this in my journal, so some of you may have seen this and it will act as a reminder. Otherwise, you might be interested

For the next 5 months, I will be in Dharamsala, India. This is the center of Tibetan life in exile. I will be studying Tibetan language, culture, history, buddhism and music, and yes, I will be taking plenty of photos.

I leave for india tonight.

I will be keeping a daily diary and posting it 2-3 times a week on a newly created public journal.


If you are interested in Tibetan culture, photos, buddhism, India, linguistic (mis)adventures, human rights or music, you might want to check this out.

(Note, I will not add anyone back. It's a public journal so I don't need to add you for you to view anything)
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
1:20 pm
My Intro
Name: Melinda
Location: Australia

What is your interest in Tibetan culture? What sparked that interest?:
I'm interested in anything really, anything that will broaden my understanding of the culture. One specific thing I'd like to learn about is the clothing (for a major school project).I had an interest since I found out my class and myself are going to Tibet (mainly Lhasa) for a part of our year 12 class trip.

Favorite Tibetan food (If you know it ;-):
Well that's one specific thing I'd like to learn about! Especially because I'm vegetarian I'd like to make sure I know what they are talking about food wise. I have no idea about Tibetan food, but I'm sure I will learn lots when I'm there anyway! It's so exciting!
Friday, November 24th, 2006
10:25 pm
Tashi Delek
Name: Kelly
Location: The Netherlands (originally from Gibraltar)
What is your interest in Tibetan culture?: My main interests in Tibet are the language, festivals, cultural traditions, cuisine, history and archaeology. I also try to follow the political scene but, unlike many here, I don't have a deep interest in Buddhism in itself. I don't know a great deal about any of these, though, which is one of the reasons I joined this community!

What sparked that interest?:</b> I can't remember exactly when but reading Heinrich Harrer's Seven Years in Tibet was probably what got me interested in Tibetan culture in the first place.
Favorite Tibetan food (If you know it ;-) ): While I've read a bit about Tibetan cuisine, I haven't actually eaten it myself. Momos do sound very delicious, though, and remind me a lot of Chinese and Japanese dumplings.

Anyway, that's a quick introduction from me. Hope to get to know the rest of you (and Tibetan culture!) a bit better. :)

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
9:03 am
Protest In Dehli.
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When Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in New Delhi on Monday, I will protest. I do this because it is my moral obligation, as a person living in a free country, to speak out for my brothers and sisters who are suffering under Chinese rule.

Tibetans living in Tibet are forbidden from raising their voices against China’s illegal occupation of our country. Therefore, I must use mine. This is not a choice. It is my duty.

Every Chinese leader who has visited India in the past has been met with protests. But Hu Jintao, in particular, will provoke a strong and emotional response from Tibetans because of his role in the most brutal and bloody crackdown in our recent history.
From: The Rediff Special/ Tenzin Choeying

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The final day of the protests commenced with an extended Buddhist prayer session that swiftly transformed into yet another high-energy protest. With intense passion, we marched around Jantar Mantar and effigies of Hu Jintao were burned in the streets. As our program drew to a close, the chanting reached a fevered pitch and Tibetans wept openly in the crowd. From: http://blog.studentsforafreetibet.org

Tibet Will Be Free!

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Friday, November 17th, 2006
4:14 am
Howdy yall's
Name: Hotfoot aka Wendell

Location: Berea, Kentucky

What is your interest in Tibet?: Dharma, Language, politics, culture and everything in between.

What sparked your interest?: This all started for me when I met some very awesome Tibetan students at my college that I have befriended. They have sparked my multiple interests in the Tibetan issue, language and culture. They have influenced me so much that I became an Asian Studies major to study Tibet more in depth. Also I just finished a year in Dharmasala volunteering and study Lhasa/ Dhasa dialect. If you want to read my rantings from then go to (http://dharamsalalight.blogspot.com/).

Favorite Tibetan food: Thenthuk is my favorite by far, especially on a cold chilly night. Of course I have a soft spot for some momo's straight out of the steamer.

Hope to hear from yalls soon.


Current Mood: lethargic
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
6:39 pm
Cross posted

In a groundbreaking move, Tibetans in India are planning a massive protest in New Delhi during Hu Jintao's visit next week under the banner of the Tibetan People's Movement. As the Chinese President prepares for his first trip to India, Tibetans have an opportunity to tell him what they think of him and China's policies towards Tibet, especially in light of the recent murder of Tibetan refugees at Nangpa Pass. The groundwork for this action is being done by an organizing committee of activists from SFT, Gu Chu Sum, TYC, TWA and NDPT and one of the biggest challenges we face is raising the funds to support this mobilization. We appeal to every Tibetan and supporter who believes that President Hu must hear the voice of the Tibetan people to support this action.

In light of the recent crackdown on Tenzin Tsundue, who has been threatened with deportation if he protests (see http://phayul.com) during Hu's visit, it is clear that Tibetans must send a clear and strong message that it is not just one person advocating for Tibetan freedom. Tibetans must demonstrate that the Tibetan issue is not about one man - it is about 6 million Tibetans suffering every day under Chinese rule.


Any amount will help but $100 is suggested and will go a long way in India.

Please email back ASAP with your name, location and amount of your pledge. I will send the details of where and how to donate later but first, we need to figure out how much money we can raise.

Thank you for your support in advance. Bod Gyalo!

Lhadon Tethong
Executive Director
Students for a Free Tibet
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