Children love to paint. In India, at the Tibetan Homes Foundation School in Mussoorie Tibetan children are using painting to express their lives in refuge. For many there were often daring and emotional escapes from their homeland.
After centuries of neglect, the historic and ancient Buddhist monasteries of Himachal Pradesh on the Manali-Leh tourist circuit will be given a facelift under the Rs 6.53-crore Integrated Buddhist Circuit Development Project approved recently by the Centre.
There aren’t many places where you can rack up so much good karma in so little time. Walking the one-mile-plus clockwise loop around the Labrang Monastery complex in north-central China, you can spin 1,174 brightly painted Tibetan prayer wheels
Turning the 1,174 prayer wheels at the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, China. (AFP)
He seems to be like many other Westerners – fascinated by Tibet’s mystical aura, follower of the Dalai Lama like Hollywood star Richard Gere, and an ardent, if naive supporter of the political freedom of Tibet.
The photographer Don Farber has made his domain (in the words of his publisher) “the beauty and diversity of Buddhist life around the world.” His collection “Taking Refuge in L.A.: Life in a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple” appeared in 1987 and