My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of HowOne Young

My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of HowOne Young

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It is this photograph that later became attributed to James Gaussman. Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans-Himalayan drive of over 970-kms, through four mountain passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere. Tola pass at 4200 meters, Gatso pass at 5200 meters, and later another at 5100 meters. This animation is available on CD-ROM in Quicktime format.
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Alone Through China and Tibet

Alone Through China and Tibet

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The world famous Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama is located on "Red Hill", to the west of old Lhasa and it dominates the Lhasa skyline. Tibet had a pervasive and well-established tradition of extended pilgrimages that could involve walking thousands of miles, from far-eastern Tibet to Lhasa's Jokhang Temple or Mount Kailash. Core Group for the Tibetan Cause, India International Tibet Network is a global coalition of over 180 Tibet-related organisations from all over the world, providing strategies, trainings, campaign tools and advocacy for Tibetan rights.
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Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

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In 1865, the British began secretly mapping Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is a primary influence on the art, music, and festivals of the region. Marcelle Lalou certainly never intended to make such a listing. Tibetans in both indigenous and diaspora contexts participate in high levels of internal migration and out-migration that pose unique challenges and opportunities to their continued existence as a distinctive culture and people.
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Tibet: A Woman's Lone Trek across a Mysterious Land

Tibet: A Woman's Lone Trek across a Mysterious Land

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The Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, a unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently reported that the area and mass of the region’s glaciers had decreased 7 percent since the late 1960s. Although there were a disproportionate number of men because the monks and soldiers were at higher risk of persecution at that time, many women came with families or as nuns. The water of Tibet may prove to be one of its most important resources in the long run – for China, and for much of southern Asia.
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Seven Years In Tibet (Flamingo Modern Classics)

Seven Years In Tibet (Flamingo Modern Classics)

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Syllables with vowels other than /a/ is denoted by a set of vowel marks above or below the consonant sign. Tourists to Lhasa often find the city falls short of the mystique they desire, although it has certainly improved since Thomas Manning's description in the early 1800s: "There is nothing striking, nothing pleasing in its appearance. Click the SUPPORT US button to make your contribution today! Photo: The Straits Times These days, however, Chinese holidaymakers feel at ease visiting Tibet as they perceive relations to have stabilised. "We trust that the central government has stabilised the situation and that the ethnic Tibetans know we're all Chinese," Sichuan native Chen Wei, 33, told The Straits Times while on a visit to the Potala Palace.
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Pema and the Yak: A Journey into Exile

Pema and the Yak: A Journey into Exile

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Tibet has been under Beijing's command since the People's Liberation Army marched into the region in 1950 and Beijing claims it freed the Tibetan serfs from what was effectively a theocracy until the god-king Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959. So, at present there is no definite plan but we are planning to start a web TV service. Then, we can either descend and visit the impressive Rinpung Dzong Fortress that houses the office of the district administration and monastic body; or we can visit a typical Bhutanese farm family and their colorful farmhouse, made up of wood without use of a single nail!
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Finding China: Images of China and Tibet

Finding China: Images of China and Tibet

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Although not a single continuous wall, the Great Wall and its associated military encampments and guard posts figured in attempts by many dynasties to manage the nomadic peoples, sometime referred to as "barbarians," who lived north of it on the grasslands or steppes. Both Mongolia and Tibet are high plateaus of Inner Asia, and their open steppes and cold, arid climate make them well-suited to nomadism. By the fourteenth century, stylistic influences from Nepal and China became dominant and in the fifteenth century these fused into a truly Tibetan synthesis.
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Tibet in Exile

Tibet in Exile

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Non-violent resistance has proven historically to be more successful than violent revolution. Although it stands but 20,561 feet (6,267 meters) above sea level, its peak is the farthest from the earth’s center taking into account the earth’s curvature. (from: http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/BeataUnke.shtml) Anyway you measure it, in altitude or mass or climb rating, Everest is clearly among the great aesthetic wonders on this planet. Over the next several days, severe urban warfare played out in the Tibetan capital, as the Chinese consolidated their control over the city, killing thousands of rebels and civilians.
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Tibet: The Lost Civilization

Tibet: The Lost Civilization

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Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview with Circle of Blue. "This is one of the great concerns – a staggering number of people will be affected in the near future. Hum Genet. 2000, 106 (4): 453-454. 10.1007/s004390000259. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly and peaceful relations.
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Offerings: Moments of Mindfulness from the Masters of

Offerings: Moments of Mindfulness from the Masters of

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They have now allowed some of these victims to visit relatives in Japan, but since they are not allowing their Korean families out of the country, the victims are expected to dutifully return to their North Korean prison -- most have not, hoping that their families will eventually be allowed to follow. Diners can enjoy delicious Tibetan Tibetan dishes while admiring paintings and murals symbolizing happiness and good luck in the restaurants. He became the spiritual teacher of the Phamo Drugpa ruler, Drakpa Jungne.
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