Religion

Butter Lamp Day

Apart from natural landscapes, the main tourist attraction in Tibet is its religion and culture. There are a lot of interesting Tibetan festivals waiting for you such as lunar New Year, Tashi ..

Origin of the name of Tibet's 1st monastery

Samye Monastery [Photo/Agencies] Monastery, built in the eighth century, is oldest Buddhist monastery southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, sitting at mountain area of Cha ..

Buddhism in period of Tubo Kingdom

Samye Monastery, built in the 8th century, is oldest Buddhist monastery southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/China Online] Buddhism played an import ..

Potala Palace paintings preserved

Potala Palace paintings preserved

  Potala Palace paintings preserved The Potala Palace, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, has a history over 1,300 years. And images its murals include religious stories, historical figure ..

Inside Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in the 1500s, is located Shigatse City, second-largest city Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It one of most important monasteries Tibetan Buddh ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism V

Moon Knife: An instrument used in Tantric Buddhism. The edge of the knife is shaped like a crescent moon, blade has an exquisite pattern, and handle vajra. It can be made copper, si ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism IV

Skull Bowl (kapala): An instrument used in Tantric Buddhism. It belongs only the protector deities' hall and master's living quarters or secret room. The bowl ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism III

Wheel of Life or Existence: Six parts consisting the upper, middle, lower, left, right, and script. It is an auspicious symbol that can vanquish demons eliminate ..

A Tibetan lama's modern chat

A Tibetan lama's modern chat

  Tsering Ragya. (Xinhua photo/Zhao Danping) Tsering Ragya, a Tibetan lama in southwest China's Sichuan Province, enjoys using social media on his mobile phone. With smart phone hand, ..

Admirable Thangka works (IV)

Thangka is a scroll painting created in Tibetan script on bright satin and hung as an offering religious scroll. Thangka unique type of art culture, the subject matter which i ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism (III)

Wheel of Life or Existence: Six parts consisting the upper, middle, lower, left, right, and script. It is an auspicious symbol that can vanquish demons eliminate unclean things. ..

Kunde Ling Monastery in Lhasa

The Kunde Ling Monastery, built in 1792, is one of the four former royal temples located Lhasa, capital southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. means "peaceful and happ ..

Tibet adopts statute to protect Potala Palace

regulation for protecting the 1,300-year-old Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was adopted Thursday by legislature of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The statute has cl ..

Admirable Thangka works (II)

Thangka is a scroll painting created in Tibetan script on bright satin and hung as an offering religious scroll. Thangka unique type of art culture, the subject matter which i ..

Admirable Thangka works (I)

Thangka is a scroll painting created in Tibetan script on bright satin and hung as an offering religious scroll. Thangka unique type of art culture, the subject matter which i ..

Buddhism in period of Tubo Kingdom

Samye Monastery, built in the 8th century, is oldest Buddhist monastery southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/China Online] Buddhism played an important role his ..