Losar, the Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year

Tibetan New Year is called Losar and is celebrated at different times, according to the way the beginning of a new year is calculated. There are, however, great differences within Tibet re­garding the preparations for the auspicious ceremonies of the New Year determined by the cus­toms of certain regions.

A Journey to the Sacred Land of Larung Gar, Kham (Tibet)

Sabina Ragaini shares her experiences and photos of her visit to Larung Gar, one of the largest Buddhist Institutes in the world, situated in Kham, in what is now the province of Sichuan at more than 4000m above sea level

Jumping into Light

Wrathful like a thunder
Yet undisturbed
Like the surface of a calm ocean
Fiery like blazing fire
Yet lacking any violence

A Visit to Leh, Ladakh

Ladakh’s stunning landscapes and the spirituality of its people left an indelible mark on my first visit in 2010 so I decided to organize a trip on behalf of Shang Shung UK’s Insight Tours, our travel agency that specializes in visits to Buddhist sites