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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:17 am

Tashi delek,

Like told before the Tibetan Nomads can be very rich if one considers the price of a Yak, 15000 § in the USA and i guess 5000 § in Tibet.
So if a Tibetan Nomad has 500 Yaks he is rich. But some Nomads have more Yaks and also goats, sheep etc.
A Tibetan Nomad is not a poor boy, like i understood from a Tibetan Nomad from the Tibetan plateau.

This Nomad had a son who was addicted to gambling (Casino in Macau). I met the son in a Monastery, sent by his father to there. He could return home after that he obtained his Geshe degree. His father kept 1400 Yaks, they are rich.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:48 am

Tashi delek,

When the Chinese invaded Tibet, there was resistance and fights.
Finally the Tibetans lost those fights.
The exodus started due to Tibetan National Karma.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am

Tashi delek,

Larung Gar, a huge place in Ti bet where a lot of devotees of Tibetan Buddhism are living peaceful together.

But the peace was destroyed / interrupted by the intervention of dirty politics.
And like always in case of these dirty manipulations, there are casualties.

The Chinese teared down a part of this area and constructed a road through the settlement.
Tibetans are not allowed to visit, it are only tourists who can do so.

Many good wishes to the larung Gar Community

OM MA TRI MU YE SA LE DU / OM MA NI PE ME HUNG

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Spread among the hills in Serta County in Kardze, eastern Tibet, Larung Gar Buddhist Institute is the largest and one of the most significant sites in Tibetan Buddhism. It was established in 1980 and has grown over the years to become home to anywhere between 10,000 and 40,000 residents. These residents include monks, nuns and visiting students, who come from Tibet, China and other countries to learn.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:24 pm

Tashi delek,

Tibetans like the Ta / horse very much. Also their neighbors the Mongolians like these horses.

Tibetans have also their championships where they show their skills.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Tashi delek,

Tibetan traditional hand printing.

This is how the Tibetans have preserved and protected the teachings of Buddha.
First, they carve all the Cannons of Scripture on wood, then they print it on paper.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:49 pm

Tashi delek,

Tibet before the great exodus, before 1959.
Not known to the most westerns.
Only a few westerns could visit Tibet and many of them understood the Tibetan Culture only partly.

Many things we see here , is known to the most of us.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:49 pm

Tashi delek,

This old black and white video shows:

- H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche
- H.H. Sakya Trizin
- H.H. 16th Karmapa

When they were young men. in those good old days.



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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Tashi delek,

Tashi Dhargyal, is the first Tibetan to paint a 'thanbhochi' outside of Tibet.

You can see him at work on his two-story masterpiece in Sebastopol, California through this year before it is finished.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06 am

Tashi delek,

二更 | 騎馬過草地翻越5000多米高雪山,青海小姐妹的100公裏上學路讓人濕了眼……
青海藏區的環境,讓人心馳神往,習慣了都市的車水馬龍畫面,這裏觸眼即是冰流雪山,心情一下飛出了九霄雲外,這是一個體驗生態的絕佳場所,但絕不是一個生活咖的久居地。
你能想象遠在青海高海拔地區的孩子們,是如何跋涉求學的嗎?翻越無人區,爬雪山,過沼澤……還未成年的周桑家的兩個孩子要完成以上“鐵人三項賽”,才能到達位於100公裏外的蘇裏鄉小學。


Two more | riding over the grass over 5000 meters high snow mountain, the 100 km of the qinghai-young sister's school road makes people wet......
The environment of the qinghai-Tibet area, which makes people come, used to get used to the city's.

Picture, and here's the eye of the ice-flowing snow mountain, the mood is flying out of., and it is an excellent place to experience ecology, but it is not Live Curry's long live place.

Can you imagine the children who are far from the high-altitude area of the qinghai sea, how are they trekking? Over the unpopulated, climbing the snow mountain, over the swamp...... the 2 children of the underage zhou mulberry family have to complete the above "Triathlon" to reach the the elementary school located 100 km away.



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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:34 am

Tashi delek,

A Tibetan Mountain Yogi returns after 20 years of retreat into the illusionary living world, of today.
Lama Govinda is a Tulku. His mother lied to 3 Monks who were looking for this Tulku.
Tulku Govinda was the only son so his mother did not want to give him away.
But the Village Lama knew it because they studied the Tibetan Astrology chart regarding his birth.

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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Tashi delek,

Ramtic cave is related to Milarepa.

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This place name is called Ramtic and it's around 5 kilometer inside Tibet boarder from Lubchi . And actually Melarepa try to hide under this big rock while local Mara try to harm him by sending flood .

And still the flood getting worse he could not stay inside the the cave so he make small hole by his stick and he himself turned into small fly and flew away.
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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:57 am

Tashi Delek

This is a wonderful video about the Sacred Prediction Letter written by H.H. 16th Gyalwang Karmapa for his reincarnation, H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.

H.H. 16th Gyalwang Karmapa left secretly this most important and sacred document with his heart son, H.E. 12th Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche.

It is a really amazing history how the Sacred Prediction Letter was discovered by H.E. Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche.

H.E. Previous Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche's short interview about it is precise and essential. H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche's explanation of it is excellent.

May it benefit countless confused beings and help them clarify their confusion. Karmapa Khenno! Kagyu Gyalwa Yabse Khenno! Sarva Mangalam!


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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:26 am

Tashi delek,

HH The 16TH Karmapa in Rumtek, teaching the Heart Sons and Tulkus.


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Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:15 pm

Tashi delek,

Lhasa Muslims / lhasa khache, is here the topic.

This documentary gives an explanation regarding the Muslims in Tibet before and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

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