Tibet

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Deb Mukharji
Deb Mukharji made multiple treks across the entire stretch of the Himalaya over six decades. The result is a photographic documentation spanning India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and five Indian states (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Ladakh). He has curated a selection of…
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B.N. Goswamy
Vajrayana—the ‘Diamond Path’—the most commonly practised form of Buddhism in the Himalayan region is essentially esoteric and very hard for anyone from the outside to access. The range and the variety of images alone are staggering, writes Prof. B.N. Goswamy. Colour, direction, stance, weapons,…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
He was a 2006 Grammy Award nominee in the 'Traditional World Music' category for his album Tibetan Master Chant. He acquired his Geshe degree (PhD) from Drepung Loseling Monastery, Karnataka, and is well-trained in the monastic dance ritual of cham. He has performed chanting with renowned…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
The Cham (dance) is associated with some sects of Tibetan Buddhism. This module looks at its practice in four different Buddhist monasteries, belonging to the Geluk and the Nyingma sects, of West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. There is emphasis on diversified folk elements of…
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Nawang Tsering Shakspo
The charismatic teachings and deeds of Guru Padmasambhava have had wide-reaching effects on the followers of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. I would like to start with a quote from Chandra Das’ A Tibetan–English Dictionary: Pad-ma abun-gna is the Tibetan name of the great master of magic who came into…
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Thupten Tenzing
Buddhism was introduced to Sikkim in the form of termas or hidden teachings. The teachings prophesied that certain Buddhist masters would discover these ‘treasures’ in the very locations where they had been concealed by Guru Padmasambhava. Therefore, Sikkim is also known as the land of terma. To…
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Manan Kapoor
Cham is a vibrant Buddhist dance performed by and associated with a number of Tibetan Buddhist sects. A common feature during occasions such as the Hemis festival, there are different kinds of chams, each with a backstory and a legend. We look at five chams—the skeleton dance (durdak garcham), the…
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Neten Chockling Rinpoche
Namaste and my respects to everyone. It is very special that we are gathered here today and talking, at this conference, about the life of Padmasambhava. The life of Padmasambhava is actually very vast. It is difficult to talk about it in a very short period of time, but we have to try. I thought…
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