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Monastery festivals Ladakh 2020

Visiting a monastery festival in Ladakh is one of the highlights of their trip for most of the visitors and yes, it is something spectacular and touching to see the colorfully dressed monks dance their stories. Here are the celebrations for 2020. Ladakh: Monastery festivals and other celebrations 2020 Hemis-Festival Spituk Gustor in [...]

Monastery festivals Ladakh 20202019-07-29T12:09:13+02:00

10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan

Ulli's bucket list of the 10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan By Ulrike Čokl Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off for many years. She has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the [...]

10 things you have to do / see in Bhutan2019-03-19T15:07:52+01:00

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

Bhutan: Dates for Festivals 2016

  Bhutan has a lot of monastery and not-religious festivals to offer. It is difficult to choose among them all. Our advice: If you have the time/possibility, visit festivals in the off-season. They are very special because they have less foreign visitors. Also travelling in off-season is more cheap than in high season. If you [...]

Bhutan: Dates for Festivals 20162016-07-05T12:22:03+02:00

The Must-See Monasteries of Ladakh

Every Buddhist village in Ladakh has a cloister or a temple. There are so many that you don’t know where to start, or when to stop. In this post we tell you what monasteries you shouldn’t miss no matter what.  The Monasteries of Ladakh There are many impressive monasteries in Ladakh - most of them [...]

The Must-See Monasteries of Ladakh2019-04-11T09:50:58+02:00
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