Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

On the road from Rnga-ba to the direction of  Gcig-sgril-in-mgo-log, in the County of Aba near the village of Rgya-stod (甲尔多乡, Jia'erduo village) is Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Monastery (full name as  rtsi nang dgon dpal me 'gyur NGES Don bde chen gling, Chinese name as 孜朗寺), a Jonang School Monastery officially founded in 1429. The Jonang School was widely believed to have been extinct after … Continue reading Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

Dza’godgonpa Tibetan Monastery – Sichuan

(At the end of this article a quick gallery) The Monastery   Perhaps funded in 1839 by Blo Bzang Mchog Grub Rgya Mtsho, the monastery is located near the today Ribu, at the north of Bar Khams. The Tibetan traditin of Dza'godgonpa monastery is the one of Jonangpa, which between his most important masters has … Continue reading Dza’godgonpa Tibetan Monastery – Sichuan

A cup of tea with a Tuvan Lama

The reformation of the actual Russian Federation and the political independence of the Tuva Republic in 1993 had lead to a return in the traditional values and to a rediscover of local religions. Of the 300,000 people living in Tuva Republic, around the 82% of it is composed by Tuvan ethnicity, and most of the … Continue reading A cup of tea with a Tuvan Lama

Sciamanism in Tuva: meeting Kuzhuget

During our last day of staying in Kyzyl a famous Shaman, Kuzhuget, accepted to receive us. The shaman accepted to be filmed, but for his respect I will only include some freeze screen and comments to this story.   In Tuva, by the end of the 19th century, there were around 7000 shamans, more than … Continue reading Sciamanism in Tuva: meeting Kuzhuget

Geda the Living Buddha

The reason why i'm attracted to Geda the Living Buddha story is because of a early trip in the Sichuan Tibetan's areas in 2007. At that time me and my brother we spent one night in a little tibetan village inside Huanglong natural reserve, where still there were some old wodden hoses. In one of the … Continue reading Geda the Living Buddha

Labrang Monastery

Labrang  monastery is one of the most interesting location in China. In Xiahe city, Amdo area, Gangsu province, has per centuries been the center of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the doors to China Muslims provinces. In 2008 has been location for some protests. Here the Chinese version of the facts from kind concession of … Continue reading Labrang Monastery

Longmen Buddhas – Luoyang –

Longmen Grottos are between one the finest and wellpreserved symbols of the buddhist heritrage in China. Located on in the North-East area of Henan Province, in Luoyang city, the grottos are a testimoniance of the highest expression of setlement of Buddhism in the region since the capital of Northen Wei moved to Luoyang from Datong … Continue reading Longmen Buddhas – Luoyang –