The Himalayas, or Himalaya form a mountain range in Asia, separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Earth’s highest peaks The Himalayan range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia (Aconcagua, in the Andes) is 6,961 metres .
Buddhism in Tibet started in the sixth century. It was transmitted by the great Buddhist teacher of India for the next eight years. Tibetan Buddhism begins with Bon. The Bon religion of Tibet was animistic and shamanistic, and elements of it live on today, to one degree or another, in Tibetan Buddhism. Introduction of Buddhism In Tibet When Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in the seventh century under King Songtsen Gampo, it was apparently centered .
There are different Tibetan Festivals which are celebrated in Tibet. Tibet is rich in culture and tradition. All people enjoy festivals together to maintain harmony and love among one another. Buddhist Calendar in South Asia The Buddhist calendar is a set of lunisolar calendars primarily used in mainland Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand as well as in Sri Lanka for religious and official occasions. While the calendars share a common .
Nepal, a place of eternal beauty, is a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, traditional arts, and picturesque scenery. It is popularly known as the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. Historically, Nepal has been a kingdom centered in the Kathmandu Valley for more than 1,500 years. During most of that period, the Kathmandu Valley has been Nepal’s political, economic, and cultural hub and was once a sanctuary for waves .
And he chose to become a Buddhist Monk over a Bio-Chemist Matthieu Ricard is a popular name we hear when talking about Buddhism and Buddhist monk. He is from an intellectual french family; his father is a renowned French philosopher and mother is the abstract lyrics painter and Tibetan Buddhist called nun Yahne Le Toumelin. Seems like he’s following his mom’s path. After completing the PhD degree in molecular genetics at Pasteur Institute, Matthieu decided .
The Himalayan Mountains have been the home of sages for millennia. These great sages have lived and passed on knowledge of the yogic teachings to disciples who then became masters passing on the teachings in an unbroken lineage since the Vedic period. Twelve hundred years ago Shankaracharya organized his teaching into five centers of the Himalayan Tradition. As one of those five, our tradition is the Bharati lineage connected with the Shankaracharya at the .
The Nepali People Nepal’s geographical location as a buffer between China and India has massively influenced its development and character, as well as its two major national religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. Nepal is revered by Buddhists as the birthplace of Buddha, and Hindu devotion is centered on Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, the site of one of Hinduism’s most sacred Shiva shrines. Shiva is Nepal’s patron deity. The major tribal groups Three major tribal groups have .
Himalayan masks are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, by the tribal group of Mountain and Himalayan Region of Nepal. Masks are generally used for reaching the altered state of the consciousness called Shamanism and for exorcism practice. These handcrafted masks represent the unique culture and traditions of the people residing in the Himalayan people. Walking along the Art Galleries around Thamel, Kathmandu, one can find the wide variety of the Himalayan masks. These masks are originally made .
Handcrafts are the speciality of the Himalayan people. They spend most time of their day making different types of handcrafted products out of stone, wood, wools, paintings and many more. Stone Crafts in Nepal dates back to at least two thousand years. Different earpieces, armlets, bracelets, anklets, styles of halos, folds of garments, manners of the sash, and many others are the distinguishing features that classify the variety of art forms found in stone sculptures. Bamboo .