Religion

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 ..

Auspicious symbol in Tibetan areas

The sutra streamer, known as "wind horse flag", is regarded an auspicious symbol to pray for happiness in the heart of Tibetan people. Photo shows colorful streamers swinging on ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism (I)

Picture of the Sage: composed water, lotus flower, birds, scriptures, sword, and other components. It is created by Sakya Pandita, whose meaning to not forget merits sages. Yungt ..

Symbols in Tibetan Buddhism (II)

Mythical Buddhist predatory bird: Composed of a human, bird, cow, and other animals. Represents achieving wisdom Paramita. Dharma-wheel flanked by two deer: the Dharma wheel t ..

Tashidokhar Temple

Photo shows the Tashidokhar Temple located in Kyerpa Township, Nedong County of Lhoka Prefecture,southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/China Online] P ..

A monk's story in Potala Palace

Lozang Chodrak is a monk working in the Potala Palace. Every morning, Lozang chants sutras first and then starts his daily work including doing some cleaning sorting Buddhism classics. Cu ..