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Category: Tibet

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

In this talk His Holiness turns to one of his favorite themes: the importance of compassion. Far from being a uniquely Buddhist concern, the Dalai Lama explains why caring for others can be the basis for a rich and rewarding life for all people. Whether one is a Buddhist or not, whether one is religious or not, a concern for the welfare of others is just good common sense. Compassion changes egotism into empathy, and transforms fear into freedom. It is the basis for both personal and communal peace. Series: Voices [9/2009] [Humanities] [Show ID: 17091]


His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama: Ethics for Our Time
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The Tibetan Sky

Strong wind screams —
Butter lamps flicker
“OM MANI PADME HUM”…..

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The Tibetan Sky as seen through the eyes of Mazalien.

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hat is Tibet?
A government website told me
It’s the end of the railway line – the “Qinghai-Tibet railway”
(Launched at 9:00 on July 1, 2006, 1,142 km in length)
It’s the end of a highway —
Qinghai – Tibet highway (1214 km in length)
Xinjiang – Tibet highway (2841 km in length)
Sichuan – Tibet highway (Northern side 2412 km in length, Southern side 2149 km in length)
Yunnan – Tibet highway (714 km in length)
China – Nepal highway (2415 km in length)

What is Tibet?
It’s mineral resources:
At present, 101 kinds of mineral resources have already been discovered, 41 kinds of mineral resources have been identified, not withstanding the 100 reserves under exploration, not withstanding 2,000 mining points, 22 mines have been opened up for development. Tibet’s dominant minerals are, copper, chromium, boron, lithium, lead, zinc, gold, antimony, iron, and geothermal, mineral water etc, some minerals in the country account for an important position, mineral resources with the potential value of more than a trillion yuan. Reserves of mineral resources ranking top 5 are chromium, craft crystals, corundum, high-temperature geothermal, copper, clay, magnesite, boron, natural sulphur, mica, arsenic, and 12 other kinds of mineral water. There are also good prospects for oil at present.

What is Tibet?
The holy land of tourism
Because going to Tibet is also a kind
of trend.

What is Tibet?
“Tibet is home of different ethnic groups.”

What is Tibet?
It is “Three Valleys in Ngari, the West”
“Four Rivers in U-Tsang, the Center,”
“Six Mountain Ranges in Dokham, the East”

What is Tibet?

Can I lose hope?.

Mount Kailash pilgrimage 2012

The pilgrimage route around Mt Kailash provides a rare insight into the people, ancient practices, traditions and cultures living in one of the last, remote, authentic spiritual sites undisturbed by the modern world. This walk provides magnificent views of all four sides of the mountain which constantly transforms from moment to moment. At times local shepherds herd goats which provide a local supply of yoghurt while yaks graze in the sunshine. Four monasteries lay equi spaced about the mountain providing an insight to a spiritual culture both historic and contemporary.

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Mount Kailash pilgrimage 2012.

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ount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are located in the far west of Tibet 4-5 days drive from Lhasa and at an altitude of over 4000m. The peak of Mt Kailash stands 6,700m high, has never been ascended and remains perpetually covered by snow. Lake Manasarovar is the source of four great rivers Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Karnali and can be seen glistening in the summer sun like a Turquoise ornament.

Tea Road To The Skies – Tibet

This documentary follow traditional tea caravans from China’s subtropical rainforests to the famous tea market in Lhasa, Tibet – a six-month, 4,000-kilometre journey along the ancient Tea Road. So many horse trains have traveled the route over the centuries that their tracks are beaten deep into the rocks.

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urved more than 4,000 tortuous kilometres across 20 mountain chains and two desert plateau’s, spanning four great rivers, and cutting through the territory of 25 different ethnic groups – is the ancient Tea Road. ‘Tea Road to the Skies’ is a series that follows in the footsteps of the caravans which for centuries hauled their baggage of tea along this road and across Asia to be dispersed to the entire world. This annual pilgrimage took 6 months and the path was so well used that the track is beaten deep into the rocks all the way from China to the giant tea market in Lhasa. Learn more about where one of the world’s favourite drinks comes from and revel in the stunning cinematography, all in striking high definition.

Wheel of time – Tibet

Werner Herzog’s beautiful new film explores the Buddhist Kalachakra Initiation. It includes interviews with the Dalai Lama, access to secret rituals as well as footage of a pilgrimage to the holy Mount Kailash in Tibet.

It is difficult to make films about the unseen but Werner Herzog, the masterly German filmmaker, captures perfectly the atmosphere of a pilgrimage and a rite, first in on the Nepalese/Indian frontier and then in Austria. The film is astonishingly moving and respectful of Buddhism – and for once you can see the Dalai Lama not on a platform speaking about contemporary issues, but doing what he is really there to do – praying with the faithful. I think that the most hardened sceptic would be knocked over by the strange, wholly convincing mysticism that suffuses erner’s film.

Nick Fraser
Storyville Series Editor

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Wheel of time – Tibet.

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he legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog traveled to India in 2002 to make a documentary on Kalachakra, the elaborate ordaining ritual for Tibetan Buddhist monks. Every two or three years, nearly a half million pilgrims travel to witness it at Bodh Gaya, India, where the Buddha sat under a tree and found enlightenment. A sand mandala signifying the wheel of time is meticulously created by monks and is meant to stir the seeds of enlightenment in Buddhists of all stripes. This intricate creation stands for the world of phenomena, the realms of consciousness, and the pure lands of the deities. Pilgrims from Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka arrive in trucks or on foot. They endure heat, hunger, and thirst to get there. Those who are more well-to-do set up tents while the majority sleep on the ground.

Herzog shares an interview with a monk who took three-and-one-half years to arrive at Bodh Gaya: he did prostrations all the way for 3,000 miles. He has knobs on his wrists and a wound on his forehead from touching the earth with his head millions of times. What does he have to show for it? You can see in his eyes and visage a serenity that comes from such discipline and devotion.

Meanwhile thousands of other Buddhists are working on 100,000 prostrations facing the tree where Buddha was enlightened. Herzog playfully captures a small child kneeling on the earth and trying to mimic the prostrations of the adults around him. Other pilgrims gather around a stupa that has healing powers.

There are so many ways for the pilgrims to find happiness. One purchases a few birds and sets them free. Young monks gather excitedly to serve tea to the elders; it is considered an honor to be of service. One of the high points of the festivities comes when the monks throw gifts to the crowds, including barley dumplings which hold the promise of a long and prosperous life.

When the sand mandala is finally finished, it must be enclosed in glass since one touch or even a breath could destroy it. When the pilgrims learn that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has joined them, they gather in long lines to enter the place where he will speak. People toss their prayer shawls to the front just to have them in his presence. But the Kalachakra initiation cannot be completed since the Dalai Lama is not feeling well. His sadness spreads to the Tibetan Buddhists who have waited so long to be with him in this gathering.

Herzog travels to the next Kalachakra meeting, which is held in Graz, Austria, in 2002. The Dalai Lama is in good health again and 8,000 Eastern and Western Buddhists gather in a convention hall for the ceremonies. Herzog interviews a Tibetan Buddhist who has just been released from prison after serving 37 years. He describes the ordeals brought on by two statements of liberation for his people; he can’t really put into words the joy he felt upon first seeing the Dalai Lama. The sand mandala ceremonies are completed, and it is destroyed in several minutes. Here is a stunning and unforgettable image of Tibetan Buddhism’s acknowledgment of the impermanence of all things. The sand is gathered and released into a nearby river to flow out into the world as a blessing.

Herzog’s engrossing documentary is a spiritual blessing for Buddhists and anyone else fortunate to experience it. There are several brief interviews with the Dalai Lama where he demonstrates his knowledge of Buddhist tradition and his hopes that all religions will practice love, kindness, and compassion in a world split apart by hatred, war, and misunderstandings. At one point, a smudge appears on the lens of the camera and Herzog casually wipes it off with his thumb. The director’s sense of humor comes across when he photographs one bodyguard still on duty in the nearly empty convention hall. Back in India, he focuses on a single monk seated on his prayer cushion amidst 400,000 other cushions. The closing shot is of Mount Kalish in Tibet, which has been called a “precious jewel of snow.” According to tradition, one three-day trip around the sacred mountain can wipe away the sins of a lifetime. Herzog catches the shimmering dots on the lake in front of the jewel shaped mountain in what becomes a breathtaking visual delight.

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