The Yogurt Festival / Sho Dun Festival

The Sho Dun Festival is commonly known as the Yogurt festival and is an annual festival that is celebrated at Norbulingka or “Jewel Park” palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is named yoghurt festival because yoghurt is offered to the monks who happen to finish their meditation retreats. It is a week-long gala celebrated in the summer, from the 15th to the 24th of the 5th lunar month. It usually falls on the mid of August. This year it is from August 11th .

The Classification Of Thangka

Thangkas can be made in a wide variety of techniques: silk tapestry with cut designs, color printing, embroidery, brocade, applique, and pearl inlay. Therefore, there are various styles. The common size of thangkas, with a scroll at the bottom, is usually 75 centimeters long and 50 centimeters wide. Besides, there is the banner style, measuring is 1.1 meters long and about 3.5 meters wide. According to the material, thangkas can be divided into two .

The Tibetan Medical Thangkas

The traditional system of Tibetan medicine has been practised for over many centuries and is still popular for healing from different diseases. Tibetian medicine is essentially the combination of four tantras: The first tantra is named as “Root Tantra” and here we can find the brief explanation of all possible diseases. It is compared with the seed. The second tantra, named as “Explanatory Tantra” is composed of 31 chapters. It has an illustration of .

Framing Your Thangka with Brocade

We offer our clients the option of purchasing a thangka mounted in the traditional brocaded way or, for those who wish a frame of their own choosing, unmounted/unframed thangkas. The traditional brocaded mount consists of a narrow band of red surrounded by another narrow band of yellow, which in turn is sewn to a larger frame of semi-rectangular brocade, slightly widened at the base. The mount is then attached to two wooden rods to .

Steps in Selecting a Thangka

The choice of a thangka is very personal and we encourage our guests to be selective, finding just the right piece that speaks to the heart. Here are several factors to keep in mind while looking. Quality – Thangkas can be found in any quality from very poor to very high. The higher the quality, the more expensive. Some indicators of high quality are intricate detail (look at facial features, deity clothing patterns), the elegance .

Variations in Most Valuable Possession

Have you ever speculated about your most valuable possession? Well, if not it’s really a good idea if you start thinking about it. If you start thinking about the most valuable possession, you might come up with a big list. You can then select the most treasured among them. Some people come up with a situation where they have to compromise all the possessions so that they can stick up with one best possession. While .

Understanding The Thangka Paintings

According to historical records, around the seventh or eighth century, A.D. Thangka drawings began to be made in Tibet. This approach stems from Indian storytelling, where the image from which the story was told is vertically suspended, to visually assist in the story-telling. Some Thangka paintings seem to also be influenced by Han art effects. The vast majority of Thangka expresses various themes in Tibetan Buddhism. The manner of its display directly reflects the .

Detail Walk Into The Wheel of Life

A very unique of its kind, Bhavachakra Mandala or The Wheel of Life is seen almost everywhere when you walk inside any Buddhist monastery or Stupas. It is also one of the powerful tools for meditation. It is often used by the practitioners of Buddhism to understand the life of Buddha. The wheel is a wonderful representation of Buddhism and the consciousness. The wheel of life is supported by the wrathful deity Yama, god of death. .

Types of Thangka Found in Nepal

Thangkas are basically sacred Buddhist Thangka paintings. “Thangka is a type of painting executed on the cotton cloth and often framed with brocade Tibetan silk. They are images of different gods, goddesses, and significant related to the philosophy of Buddhism. Regarded as the very essence of worship, these paintings are a means by which the highest ideals of Buddhism are discussed. However, many Buddhist monasteries still use the tables as a means of financial .

Explanation about Mandalas and Thangkas

“Mandala” the word is derived from the Sanskrit language, its literal meaning is pious or a saint or magic wheel. Mandala paintings are well known and taught in universities in early stages. The mandala was a symbolic creation of a temple of the Almighty from a long return. The design of mandala painting contains a complex and comprehensive literature, and it allows a student to learn a particular way of tantras. Many psychologists conclude .