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The 10 most important Buddhas & Deities: Buddhist iconography

  When entering a Tibetan Buddhist monastery for the first time, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by the incredible variety of Buddhas, bodhisattvas and deities – some angry, some peaceful, and all almost always very colorful. But who is who and how can we distinguish the individual personalities from each other? There are [...]

The 10 most important Buddhas & Deities: Buddhist iconography2020-10-22T08:31:45+02:00

Monastery festivals 2017 for Ladakh: The dates

Like every year also 2017 will have it's cultural highlights which are really worth to be seen. To be able to plan already now your trip 2017 to Ladakh we put the most important dates together.  Ladakh: Monastery festivals & and other important dates for 2017   Name of festival Venue 2017 Spituk Gustor Spituk [...]

Monastery festivals 2017 for Ladakh: The dates2016-09-15T07:59:23+02:00

The official programme for the Hemis Festival 2016

  As mentioned in our earlier blog, the Hemis Festival 2016 is one of the most important celebrations in the whole Himalaya regions in 2016. Check out our blog: Hemis Festival 2016: What is it about? But in this blog we want to inform you about the official programme.   [tg_alert_box style="notice"]Attention: The programme has been [...]

The official programme for the Hemis Festival 20162016-05-29T17:39:02+02:00

The buddhist Wheel of Life explained step by step

Whoever has visited a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, no matter if in Ladakh, Tibet or Bhutan, has also probably noticed, usually at the entrance of the temple, a drawing of the Buddhist Wheel of Life. This symbolic representation, or Bhavacakra, serves as a wonderful summary of what Buddhism is, and also reminds us that every action [...]

The buddhist Wheel of Life explained step by step2016-10-25T08:27:43+02:00

10 important Mudras in Tibetan Buddhism

What is a Mudra? Mudras are symbolic hand gestures that play a major role in Hinduism and Buddhism. In addition, mudras are also present in the Indian dancing tradition, and are an important part of yoga, where they are not only symbolic, but should also have an effect on the body and mind. Sooner or [...]

10 important Mudras in Tibetan Buddhism2016-10-25T08:28:23+02:00
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