Religion

Tsurpu Monastery holds Buddhist activities

"Tsurpu Monastery has almost 900 years of history. All the Karma Kagyu Buddhist ceremonial activities have been preserved very well." Said DradulDradul, an eminent monk. It was April 9th in T ..

Tibetan Buddhists prime for debate test

Tibetan Buddhists prime for debate test

Candidates for advanced degrees at the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China in Beijing debate Buddhist scripture on Friday with heated arguments. The candidates will be challenged five ma ..

Eleven monks pass highest Tibetan Buddhism exam

Eleven monks pass highest Tibetan Buddhism exam

Monks participate in fierce dharma debates the Jokhang Temple on Sunday. [Photo by Palden Nyima/China Daily] Eleven monks passed annual debating exam and were accredited as Geshe Lharampas & ..

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. ..