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Finding Dao

Finding the path of least resistance.

Go with the flow.

In Chinese dao means “way.” There is an understanding that Buddhism seeks to find the way, and that oftentimes the path of least resistance leads to that way.  630 more words


Book Review: My Tibetan Childhood

So I haven’t been writing much recently, at least for the blog.  I’m working on cranking out my book on Tibetan vegetarianism as fast as I can, and that hasn’t left much time for side projects like blog posts!   649 more words


Timo Schmitz: "An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 6: Tibet in Republican China, foreign occupation and liberation by the Chinese army in the 1950s" (2015) [PDF]

In 1912, the Chinese Qing dynasty collapsed. In the last years of the Qing dynasty, Tibet had to deal with two invasions conducted by the British who occupied the province for 2 years, until they offered China to rebuy the province. 109 more words


Lobsang in Tibetan Chupa

Lobsang Dorjee, 26. Tibetan.

What’s your usual day like?
Before when I used to work as a cook at Lhamo’s Croissant I was busy all day. 24 more words


Woman protesting Chinese rule in Tibet sets herself on fire

Tsepe Kyi set herself alight in the centre of a town in Aba county, known in Tibetan as Ngaba county, in southwest Sichuan province.

DHARAMSALA, Dec 22: A young Tibetan woman has set herself on fire today in restive Ngaba County in Eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province, according to an exiled Tibetan living in Dharamsala with contacts in the region. 356 more words

Consecrating a Sacred image

On September 1, 2014 in Amdo, Tibet, an official consecration ceremony was held for the newly erected statue of the Lord of the teachings, the Great Lama Drenpa Namkha.  247 more words


Slightly late post this week – I am on the move again.

This past week was the National Day Golden Week holiday in China (the other Golden Week vacation is in the early spring, for Chinese New Year). 744 more words