Birds & Fish of Norbulingka

Birds & Fish of Norbulingka

Norbulingka’s lush gardens teem with bird life. Originally terraced fields that grew wheat in winter and rice in summer, they were bordered with an...

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Women in Tibetan Buddhism

Women in Tibetan Buddhism

Women’s day is a day for celebration; and one to reflect on their role and place in Tibetan society. Tibetan religious culture has a unique place f...

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The Great Prayer Festival

The Great Prayer Festival

The Great Prayer Festival, or Monlam Chenmo, was established by Je Rinpoche, or Tsong Khapa, in Lhasa in 1409. The timing, the first two weeks of t...

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Losar - Tibetan New Year

Losar - Tibetan New Year

Losar marks the first day of the first month of the Tibetan lunar calendar; a time to put behind the negative aspects of the old year, make resolut...

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APPLIQUÉ AT NORBULINGKA

APPLIQUÉ AT NORBULINGKA

Norbulingka developed the art of applique in a unique way, using traditional motifs to create vibrant pieces for the home. Applique is an ancient c...

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Richard Gere & Norbulingka

Richard Gere & Norbulingka

It is with great pleasure that we present our friend Richard Gere’s message. Richard, a Buddhist and a longtime friend of Tibet, has contributed to...

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Norbulingka's Children

Norbulingka's Children

Though Norbulingka was inaugurated in 1995, it was a work in process with a growing number of employees, including families, who lived and worked t...

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Giving

Giving

In Tibetan Buddhism, Giving is one of the Six Perfections, a powerful means for accumulating merit. Merit is the motor for extracting ourselves fro...

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The Bu-ray Story

The Bu-ray Story

Buray in Tibetan means insect cloth. Known as endi in India, this rugged, off white fabric is made from the pierced cocoon of the Attacus Ricini mo...

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