background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Himalaya. The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. : great video. The 8k+ peaks. Abandoned on Everest. In 2006, a lone climber attempting the summit of Mount Everest for the third time was, purely by chance, caught in an amateur photograph taken by another climber of the scenic mountaintop ahead.

Abandoned on Everest

Everest webcam. Mount Everest-Monte Everest -360 panorama view from summit - Climbing Mt Everest - Nepal Trekking-panoramic photo from top of Mont Everest. It is from a book titled Everest: Reflections From the Top by Christine Gee & Garry Weare which just been published.

Mount Everest-Monte Everest -360 panorama view from summit - Climbing Mt Everest - Nepal Trekking-panoramic photo from top of Mont Everest

It contains contributions from many of the climbers who have reached the top during the last 50 years. Lhasa – Big Pixel. Precision: 44.8 billion pixel Time: June 2016 Place: North Mountain, Lhasa Lhasa means a holy land the Tibetan language.

Lhasa – Big Pixel

The Qing Empire and surrounds in 1910. Tibet Map XIX Century. Tibet. Tibetan Studies WWW VL. J.A.

Tibetan Studies WWW VL

Allinder, K.E. Arnesen, B. Arestad, J.C. Aschoff, Agnieszka Balcer, Anna Balikci, John Bennett, Merrick Lex Berman, I. Bjart, P. Visitors to since 08 May 1997. Maintainer: Dr T. Flaviano Bianchini - In Tibet. Un viaggio clandestino. Podcast Rai.TV - Uomini e Profeti - Lezioni di Giacomella Orofino. Tibet ! Tibet. Tibetains. History of Tibet Part 1. A Review of "Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town" by Barbara Demick. In the early twentieth century, during a period when Tibet was effectively self-governed, it was known as “the hermit kingdom.”

A Review of "Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town" by Barbara Demick

This moniker reflected the general remoteness of the place, reinforced by the altitude of its habitable plateaus, the forbidding mountain ranges (including the Himalayas) that hem Tibet in, and the supposedly insular character of its people, whose abiding wish, it was said, was to be left alone. In more recent times, Tibet’s isolation has been shaped by altogether different forces, some of which have reduced it and some of which have heightened it.

 Central Tibetan Administration. The Office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Tibetan Review -The monthly magazine on Tibet. Tibetan Journal - News. The Tibetan and Himalayan Library Homepage. Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines - Index of /collections/journals/ret/pdf. Digital Himalaya: Home. Welcome to The Himalayan Club. Site Sunyata. Tibet France Tibet. American Himalayan Foundation. Tibet libre. Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick review – voices from a forbidden culture. Reincarnation of all living Buddhas “must comply with Chinese laws”, Beijing reminded Tibetans last spring.

Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick review – voices from a forbidden culture

At stake, of course, is the identity of the next Dalai Lama. Inconveniently for China, which sees the Tibetan spiritual leader as “a jackal in monk’s robes” and would prefer someone more pliant, he insists he will be reborn in exile. The determination of the avowedly atheist Communist party to assert its primacy in the spiritual realm, as much as every other, illustrates a collision with Tibetan life that can be glimpsed through such incongruous official announcements but is rarely fully witnessed.

Eat the Buddha is a powerful exception: a deeply textured, densely reported and compelling exploration of Ngaba, Sichuan, a “nothing little town that had just gotten its first traffic light” but that became, horrifyingly, “the undisputed world capital of self-immolations”. More than 150 Tibetans, and at least 42 in Ngaba, have set fire to themselves in just over a decade. Tibetan Buddhist school in Kham Drakgo forcibly demolished - Central Tibetan Administration. Assimilationist China removes Tibetan, Uyghur from two online language and learning apps - Tibetan Review.

(, Nov03’21) – After making Mandarin the only medium of instruction for children of all ages across the country, including even for preschoolers, under an Aug 2 directive from the ministry of education, language learning app Talkmate and the online video streaming site Bilibili have removed Tibetan and Uyghur languages from their platforms, citing Chinese government policy, reported Nov 2.

Assimilationist China removes Tibetan, Uyghur from two online language and learning apps - Tibetan Review

The moves are clearly part of President Xi Jinping’s call for sweeping Sinicization of the ethnic minority regions across the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The latest move reflects the shift of the Communist Party of China (CPC) toward a more assimilationist stance on linguistic and ethnic diversity, the report noted. The report said that on Oct 29, Talkmate’s Weibo account announced that Tibetan and Uyghur courses were indefinitely removed due to “government policies.” By Nov 1, the post itself was no longer available, it added. Tibet is half won. China is embroiled in a tense military standoff with India for the past 18 months now, and during this time, the CCP has been humiliated time and again.

Tibet is half won

The PLA, on its part, has had the necks of its soldiers mercilessly snapped by Indian brave hearts who are continuously giving hell to the Communist nation in Eastern Ladakh. In a bid to perhaps save face in the Himalayas where it has gotten embroiled with the battle-hardened Indian forces, the PLA had earlier this year ensured a desperate lookout for Tibetans to serve China as soldiers. Essentially, the CCP was working out a mechanism where Tibetans help the Chinese state in colonising Tibet, which is already a victim of illegal Chinese occupation. However, this effort has proven to be a disaster like no other. Hongcheng Temple in China Closed, Monks Forced to Return to Secular Live. 'Running out of time': Tibetan president-elect warns of cultural genocide.

China Cuts Hours for Tibetan Buddhists at Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple to Half That of Tourists — Radio Free Asia. Chinese authorities in Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa have sharply cut visiting hours to just three and a half hours for Buddhist devotees at the city’s Jokhang temple, while leaving the temple complex and major pilgrimage site open twice as long for tourists, according to a public notice this week.

China Cuts Hours for Tibetan Buddhists at Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple to Half That of Tourists — Radio Free Asia

Beginning Wednesday, Buddhist worshippers may enter the Jokhang from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while tourists coming mainly from China may visit from 12:00 noon to 7:30 p.m., the May 17 notice issued by the Tsuglakhang Temple Management group says. Tsuglakhang is the name of the larger temple and administration complex in Lhasa of which the Jokhang is a part. Fears of a possible spread of COVID-19 in the city amid concerns over a new outbreak in India and Nepal were the reasons for establishing the restricted hours, said the notice, a copy of which was obtained by RFA’s Tibetan Service. Tourism surges in Tibet. We have copyright over Dalai Lama reincarnation: Tibetan govt-in-exile. Dismissing Chinese claims on appointing the next Dalai Lama, the president of the Tibetan Government in Exile has said it is Tibetans who have "copyright" over his reincarnation, and Beijing plans to have a "duplicate" copy.

We have copyright over Dalai Lama reincarnation: Tibetan govt-in-exile

Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong (President) of the Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan Government in Exile), said, "Communist party of China has zero credibility, as far as reincarnation is concerned. Communist party believes in atheism. CINA Pechino chiude il Tibet agli stranieri perché 'soffrono per l’altitudine' La decisione presa nel 60mo anniversario della rivolta del 1959, ricordata con manifestazioni dai tibetani in esilio. Xinhua sostiene che la crescita economica, l'aumento della durata della vita e una migliore istruzione nella regione confutano le affermazioni dei critici secondo cui i tibetani sono oppressi da Pechino. No Buddhist Nations Except Japan Grant Entry to Dalai Lama Due to Chinese Pressure - Tibetan Journal. The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the recent Hindustan Times interview spoke candidly about various topics surrounding him.

His Holiness also revealed that no Buddhist nations except Japan is ready to grant him entry due to Chinese pressure. His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained that he has nothing to ask from any head of state or country when asked for his reaction on various heads of government refusing to meet him fearing the reaction of a now all-powerful China. “I have nothing to ask from any head of state or country. I think they are afraid of the Chinese reaction. I met Barack Obama as former US President and Nobel laureate as also late President George Bush Senior. Later in the interview, His Holiness also told that although he is Tibetan physically, spiritually, he is Indian while at the same time explaining that his return to Tibet is of no use if there is no freedom, rather he would prefer India and its freedom! Tibet Le Parti Communiste Chinois s'inquiète de la montée du bouddhisme.

L’Association Bouddhiste de Chine a publié une directive appelant à prévenir et à restreindre la propagation «illégale» du bouddhisme tibétain dans la province chinoise du Zhejiang. Des indications au cours des derniers mois qui laissent entrevoir une certaine nervosité dans certains milieux au sein de la direction du Parti Communiste Chinois à propos de la propagation incontrôlée du bouddhisme en Chine. De plus, la propagation de l’influence du Dalaï-Lama ailleurs en Chine – à l’extérieur des frontières de la Région dite autonome du Tibet – suscite d’autres efforts pour tenter de réglementer plus strictement les activités des moines bouddhistes tibétains. Chinese students in the US are using "inclusion" and "diversity" to oppose a Dalai Lama graduation speech — Quartz. Chinese students are joining their peers on American campuses in getting woke.

Their cause? Defending the official line of the Communist Party. On Feb. 2, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) formally announced that the Dalai Lama would make a keynote speech at the June commencement ceremony. I Stand For Tibet: 6 Reason Why "Tibet" is not Part of China. Tibet's history Tibet had history written over 2,000 years ago. Divide, Depoliticize, and Demobilize: China’s Strategies for Controlling the Tibetan Diaspora. Introduction Last fall, the Tibetan community in New York City was scandalized by news that a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer named Baimadajie Angwang, allegedly of Tibetan ethnicity, had been arrested and charged with spying on the local Tibetan community for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (New York Times, September 21, 2020).

Court filings alleged that Angwang had been affiliated with the CCP since at least 2014 (Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office, September 21, 2020). While news of Angwang’s arrest intrigued national media and intensified Washington’s growing concern about China’s overseas influence operations, Tibetans have long felt the creeping presence of Chinese espionage activities in their communities. Propaganda e dissenso politico nella RPC nell'era di Internet 2.0-La denuncia sociale via web in Tibet e in Xinjiang. China’s new directive on controversial Shugden spirit in Tibet in bid to further discredit Dalai Lama - International Campaign for Tibet. A copy of the document, entitled “Some opinions on dealing correctly with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue” and issued by the General Office of the Communist Party Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is translated below from Tibetan into English.

It was released on February 20, 2014, but has only just reached ICT due to restrictions on information and the dangers of sending such documents outside Tibet. The document states that the issue “should be given a high degree of importance, and clearly recognized as a deceitful ploy by the 14th Dalai’s Clique to split the country.” This characterization of the issue indicates that Tibetans who encourage others not to propitiate the spirit in accordance with the Dalai Lama’s advice could face criminal charges and imprisonment.

The Dalai Lama, who himself had propitiated Shugden at one time, has said that after thorough investigation there were “profound historical, social and religious problems associated with it.”[1] India strikes a deal with China on Tibetans. By: René Muller. Where is Tibet: A litany of lies from the Tibetan leadership. Who’s the hypocrite? Chinese nationals protesting for their freedoms in Tiananmen Square. China has no legitimacy in spiritual matters: Tibetan PM. Tibetans use self-immolation to protest rule by Chinese as party congress opens. BEIJING — Tibetan protests against Chinese rule intensified around the opening of a pivotal Communist Party Congress, as three teenage monks and two other Tibetans set themselves on fire over two days, activists reported Thursday.

China’s Reincarnation Database Has Verified The Existence of 870 Living Buddhas. But How? Two monks chatting (probably about this new government list) inside a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. (Photo: Luca Galuzzi/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 2.5) While government regulation of reincarnation might sound tricky, China’s Communist Party has gone ahead and given it a go. On January 18, they published an official list of 870 “living Buddhas” who, in Tibetan Buddhism, are believed to be the reincarnations of prominent lamas or religious leaders.

The list is available to anyone online, and includes each lama’s name, photo, monastic title, date of birth, certification, and resident monastery. Special Report: China co-opts Buddhist sect in drive to discredit Dalai Lama. Le Dalaï Lama: "Un Agent américain aux fréquentations douteuses..." Starting as a child, this Tibetan woman was forced to face 22 years of Chinese oppression. L'ultimo tibetano comunista. Sogno cinese Scritto da Simone Pieranni. Lhassa, ville chinoise ? - Geodatas, ressources pédagogiques en géographie pour le cours de Benjamin Pomier (Professeur de géographie en CPGE, lycée Jean Vilar de Meaux) La rénovation du centre de Lhassa suscite des inquiétudes. Himalayan Art Resources. Early Tibetan Mandalas. 3-D Mandalas — Padma Studios. The Sand Mandala Of Avalokiteshvara - The Robert Beer Blog.

Mandala of Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Chaturbhuja (4 hands) (Himalayan Art) Mandala of Compassion - Art, Buddhism & Thangka Painting Courses by Carmen Mensink. Wheel of Life (Himalayan Art) Guge - Submerged in the Cosmic Kingdom. The curious case of the Tibetan skull drum. The Biru Skull Wall. Contemporary Tibetan Thangka Paintings by Tsherin Sherpa. Tibetan Arms and Armor. Identify a Deity. Symbolic Imagery in Himalayan and Tibetan Sacred Art.

The Tibetan Book of Proportions. L'Eden immaginario di Shangri-La ricostruito in laboratorio - Terra e Poli - Scienza&Tecnica. Mistaken Foreign Myths about Shambhala — Study Buddhism. Tibet: le cas T. Lobsang Rampa. Archaeologist pieces together story of the mysterious Zhang Zhung people of Tibet. Le foto del monastero tibetano più grande del mondo. CHINE. Le monastère aux 25.000 nonnes - 9 janvier 2016. China to expel thousands of Buddhists from Larung Gar.

Yogis of Tibet A Great School 'endangered' The Nechung Oracle, the State Oracle of Tibet. TIBET L’Oracolo del Tibet lancia chicchi d’orzo contro i politici: Corrotti e scorretti. Debate in Tibetan Buddhism. Early Tibet. Notes, thoughts and fragments of research on the history of Tibet. Tsaparang Site of the Lost Kingdom of Tibet. What ancient DNA tells us about the Himalayas. Changpas of Ladakh in India - a tibetan nomadic tribe. Mysterious Mount Kailash: Secrets Of The Man-Made Pyramid And Entrance To The City Of The Gods. Travel - The haunting Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Tours and Travel. How to Trek Safely in Tibet while Enjoying its Enormous Benefits! - Tibet Highland ToursTibet Highland Tours. Tibete. Tibetan Culture and Its Potential to Contribute to Peace. Il Tibet dentro - Un popolo in diaspora che si porta appresso la sua identità. Yogis of Tibet A Great School 'endangered' Le livre des morts tibétain - La grande libération - Bardo Thodol - 2/2.