Arts Culture

At the top of the ridge, on a platform of stones encircled by prayer flags, the tomden, o yogin-butcher, unwraps the body and slices it from head to toe, exposing the underlying flesh and bones.
Presenting Hada Present hada is a common practice among the Tibetan people to express their best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting the elders and the betters, and entertaining guests. The white hada, a long narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good f 
Tibetan is spoken in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and in parts of northern India (including Sikkim). It is classified by linguists as a member of the Tibeto-Burman subgroup of the Sino-Tibetan languages.
On the steps in front of Drigung Monastery, a dozen monks chant. Before them on the courtyard flagstones lies a body, wrapped in white cloth, which was carried in on a stretcher an hour ago.
Moving from Ongen to Shiquanhe through vast expanse of deserts and grasslands, we found oursevelves in Northern Tibet. It joins northwestern Qamdo, Yushu and Golog of Qinghai, and Shiqu, Serda and Hongyuan in Aba of Garze Prefecture of Sichuan to form the largest nomadic herding culture on the Qingh 
It is not hard to be found that Thangka has its very special color coordination, and can be divided into five colors: red, black, blue, golden and silver.
The common appearance of Tangka is the style of scroll and at the bottom, much blankness is left. This kind of Tangka is usually 75 centimeters long and 50 centimeters wide; except the scroll style of Tangka, there is banner style and this kind of Tangka is 1.1 meters long and about 3.5 meters wide. 
Painted thangkas are done on cotton canvas or silk with water soluble pigments, both mineral and organic, tempered with a herb and glue solution - in Western terminology, a distemper technique.
Thangka are often overflowing with symbolism and allusion. Because the art is explicitly religious all symbols and allusions must be in accordance with strict guidelines laid out in Buddhist scripture. The artist must be properly trained and have sufficient religious understanding, knowledge and bac 
Tibetans follows six ways of burial: celestial burial, water burial, Incineration, Stupa Burial, Inhumation, Tree Burial.
When receive guests, to show the respect, let guests and senior people go ahead first before you walk and speak, and many honorifics are frequently used in daily life, such as add “la” after people’s name and avoid calling the full name directly.
A long time ago, there were many widespread folk amusements in Snowy Highlands, the kite with a distinctive character.
When receiving the guests, to show the respect, let guests and senior people go ahead first before you walk and speak, and many honorifics are frequently used in daily life, such as add “la” after people’s name and avoid calling the full name directly.
Shoton Festival, a traditional Tibetan festival, is held annually in late June and early July in Tibetan calendar (about August in the Gregorian calendar). Thousands of Buddhists flock to Lhasa from all over the world and prostrate piously for their pilgrimage during the festival. In Tibetan languag 
In ancient times there is no Tibetan calendar; people think peach trees blossom as the beginning of the New Year. Now the origin of the Tibetan calendar is from 1027 AD.