Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

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Larung Gar Buddhist Academe was founded by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok in 1980 at the legendary
site where a group of stylite practiced Buddhism. The academy is located at a mountainous area near Seda county, Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, at the altitude of about 4000 meters. at its origin, there were about 30 practitioners in the academy, and  yet despite its remote location, the academy Continue reading “Larung Gar Buddhist Academy”

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What is Thangka?

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Thangka, or Thang-ga, means a form of silk-mounted scroll painting of Tibet. Thangka is an unique art form of the Tibetan culture that takes subjects mainly in religion, and yet also in politics, history, and daily life of the Tibetan culture.

Thangka uses bright tones to portrait the Six Realms and Buddha, Devas, Asuras and other beings within; in term of pigments, Thangka uses precious minerals such as gold, Continue reading “What is Thangka?”

The Tibetan cultural zone

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Today’s Tibet appear as the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China on maps, and yet there are more than the TAR that can be called Tibet. The traditional Tibetan cultural zone is subdivided into three major regions, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region was traditionally Ü-Tsang, while the other two being Amdo, which is the Continue reading “The Tibetan cultural zone”