Just visited the Tibetan museum and the residence of this fine fella. Never new about the struggles his country and folk have been through and continue to live through.Will comeback to witness his teachings #dalilama#dude#freetibet
Stumbled across this protest in Martin Place , yet another humbling reminder of how lucky I am to live in a country where we can protest and participate in politics without threat of reprisal . #freetibet#martinplace#china#checkyoprivilege
Whenever success is a monetary measure, it's tough to find a balance with your roots, which make you whole and sustain you.
But my roots spread wide.
But my roots are deep.
But my roots are muddy.
But money is paper.
But paper is trees.
But trees have roots.
But I am the roots.
But I am the tree.
But all roots do is fight.
But no one sees roots.
But no one likes an ugly tree.
But no one sees roots.
But roots are I.
But roots sustain I.
But no one feeds the roots.
But everyone feeds the tree.
But everyone looks at tree.
But no one looks at roots.
But my canopy spreads wide.
But my branches soar high.
But my foliage is brightest,
But because my roots are toughest
#againstthewind#storm#helpothers ✊🏾 #freetibet#getupstandup "Aquí de nada vale tu apellido,
Se respeta el carácter de la gente con que andamos.
Nacimos de muchas madres pero aquí solo hay hermanos" @residente #calle13#igualdad#rubenblades#freedomfighter#livefree#vivelibre#dreads#dreadlocks
#ironfist#tildaswinton#ghostintheshell ok, ok, it's not REALLY about those guys and it's not really funny to #laugh at this, I guess. (Kinda is)
I've been listening to the outrage about #whitewashing#Asian culture or cultural appropriation or just general insensitivity. What's interesting about that is I haven't heard shit about #Tibet in any of the outrage about the mistreatment of Asians.
#china has created a human rights disaster in #Tibet that is systemically ignored. 147 monks have self-immolated in the last 8 years! These peaceful Buddhists have quietly preached love, #tolerance , harmony and mindfulness since the time when the Jesus myth was still an Egyptian tale of Osiris before ... well, before cultural appropriation turned Osiris into a different savior named Yahweh. Yet Chinese funding in Hollywood is creating a bigger whitewash than casting -- it's changing the documented history of China's oppression of this ancient nation to pretend Tibet was always Chinese territory, or just not mentioning it at all.
@lastweektonight recently did a great piece on the Dalai Lama, and scratched the surface of this issue. But it's a deep and heavy problem, and needs many hands to lift it.
#freetibet donate to @tibet_house_us or just Google Save Tibet and read up on the rich culture and the systematic oppression that is rarely given voice. And, um, the #badgrammar on these #chopsticks did kinda crack us up, so laugh a little. It's not racist if you laugh because it's a #lousyproofreader . I'd laugh at a bag of forks that spelled it "furka" too.
☸️ Om Mani Padme Hum ☸️ Spinning the prayer wheels at the Tibetan Refuge Self-Help Centre. So glad to have visited here. Established in 1959, this refugee centre includes a home for the aged, a school, an orphanage, a clinic, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and craft workshops that produce carpets, woodcarvings and woollen items. There’s also an interesting, politically charged photographic exhibition portraying Tibetan history through B&W photos. #tibetanrefugeeselfhelpcentre#freetibet#Darjeeling#mytinyatlas#openmyworld#passionpassport
One of our all time favorites. We acquired this piece while traveling through Nepal last summer, it's a 27" long 19th century Tibetan ritual tantric sash used as an ornament for large Buddha statues, Gilt copper repousse heads and citipati skulls. Only two other recent examples have surfaced for sale. $2,600 free shipping. #buddhist#antiques#artifacts#museum#nepal#tibetan#freetibet#repousse
"Tibetan Identity" (a collection of essays written by 30 Tibetan youth) Books have been shipped to Geneva, Brussels and Sydney! Please contact your local Office of Tibet if you would like to get a copy. We are still in a process of shipping to USA and other cities around the world, and still printing the rest of 20,000 copies in India. Thank you for your patience! (The books are free, and not for sale 👍#tibet#tibetanidentity#book#essays#thedalailama#booksforchildren#rimafujita#freetibet 「チベタン・アイデンティティ」（エッセイ集絵本）が、ようやくスイスのジュネーヴ、ベルギーのブリュッセル、オーストラリアのシドニーへ発送されました。アメリカをはじめ世界の他の都市への発送は、まだこれからです。（インドで２万部刷っています）ほしい方はこれらの都市のダライ・ラマ法王代表事務所へご連絡下さい。（この絵本はフリーです。販売はしていません 🤗
#チベット#ダライラマ法王#アイデンティティ # フリーチベット #藤田理麻#絵本#エッセイ集
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, Sertar, Sichuan, CHINA
Larung Gar is said to be the biggest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.
The demolition at Larung Gar has nothing to do with overcrowding - it is just another tactic in China's attempt to subvert the influence of Buddhism in Tibet.
Chinese authorities had said Larung Gar's population must be reduced from 10,000 to no more than 3,500 nuns and 1,500 monks by October 2016.
On 6 December 2016, Tibetan government-in-exile urged UN to intervene on the issue.
Beijing claims a centuries-old sovereignty over the Himalayan region. Tibet has spent some of its history functioning as an independent entity and other periods ruled by Chinese and Mongolian dynasties.
it is hard to imagine, to really know it, that we have everything we need. that we are a manifestation of light and consciousness and love 〰 in the wee hours of morning when i brew tea, light candles and incense and sit down to be with what lives underneath "me" ~ sometimes i feel what they speak of. i feel some room to be. there is a peace that expands. this place is so beautiful and content. it is not grasping for something. i feel my breath in all of it's expression. and then at some point "me" returns and i fall in and out of freedom, from cloud to clarity and back again. the path is the goal and having these tastes help me know we are innately whole and boundless universes even if in moments if feels so strongly otherwise. 〰
see * link in profile * wild grace retreat * to give youself some freedom time. we need to take good care of our hearts and minds.
our inner life is the present + future. huge love to you 〰
mala pictured is made by Tibetan refugee Buddhist nuns - purchases go to them to support their basic needs and education - visit oliviaclementine.com to explore
#Buddhism was introduced in Himachal Pradesh in 3rd Century BC by the great Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. He ordered the construction of numerous stupas in the state. One of these stupas that existed in the lahaul and upper kinnaur valley also finds a mention in the accounts of the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang.
Today, even though the majority of population is Hindu, yet the Buddhist influence is strong in the state. The primary reason for this is the presence of His Highness, the Holy Dalai Lama (14th), Tenzing Gyatso. Way back in the 1960s, when the Chinese invasion took place in Tibet, the exiled #Dalai_Lama , along with his 85,000 Tibetan followers took shelter in a former British cantonment, Mc Leodganj. His effort have not only ensured the progression of Tibetan culture in the state but he has also become a focus of entire #Tibet Buddhism for the last four decades. His Holy Highness imparts teachings on the philosophy of Buddhism both by himself on regualr basis and also on the request of various Buddhist devotees from #Taiwan and #Korea . Because of this, the Buddhist movement has regained its lost momentum.
Apart from Mc Leodganj in the upper #Dharamshala , the #Lahual and #Spiti valley also have a strong Buddhist presence. These areas have a number of gompas and monasteries that stand in a rugged terrain preserving the Buddhist art and culture with steadfastness.....
📷👉rohan thakur ( the vibe )