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TibeToday "Bringing Tibet closer to you," news in English
Phayul.com Tibetan exile community
Do-not-miss-it Link: Going home to Lhasa as a "Stranger" at White Crane Films.
www.YouTube.com Just search "Tibetan"
Ladakh, "Little Tibet"
*The Character to be Discarded a poem (1992) by Hortsang Jigme.
English to Tibetan: Help add to the database
Chris Fynn now in Nitartha's links for writing Tibetan page.
ACIP release IV Tenjur and Kanjur: Tibetan classics available
Dharmakirti's work in Tibetan
Nitartha Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary, how to use Wylie, Tibetan font download
Rangjung.com Tibetan language tools
Lotsawa is an email list about translating Tibetan
History, Politics, Sociology
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August 8, 2011 inauguration of the Kalon Tripa [political leader] (English near 0:20 minute mark & again at 1:11)
The Center for Research on Tibet (Cleveland, OH, USA)
Tibetan Photo Project photos and headings by Gelug monks
Tibet Foundation, London, UK
Tibetan History and relations: Common Voice (Taklamakan.org)
Tibetan history talk.politics.tibet
Tibetans in Quebec Louis Cormier's dissertation (McGill.)
Tibet: Myth and Reality propoganda or balanced view ?
maps of Tibet English and French
Canada-Tibet Committee English and French
Xizang-Zhiye: Chinese language site
Tibetan Culture Government of Tibet in Exile
Tibetan & Himalayan Library vast integrated compendium
Tibet Information Network reports on events, summaries in Tibetan.
***Tolstoy-Cook expedition photos of Tibet at Skidmore U., 1942-43.
What's new in Tibet? khamaid.org [Kham is eastern Tibet]
Little Tibet in New York events
Erlewines' trip to Tibet in 1997
Tibet House: New York City
Animals, Attitude to
Astrology M. Erlewine's clear explanation
Many different types: Visit Taina's site and click on a topic.
Babies: In Context, from conception to childbirth in 7 Steps
Beads, artefacts and antiques via Pema Gurung, California
Bon [beun]: Lopon Tenzin Namdak explains its relation to Buddhism & to Tibetan culture.
cartoons Lohen Namling's site
China's Tibet Information: bizarre & bazaar !
May 12/05 Telegraph India [article about Tibetan footwear] by Reza Pradhan
Kalimpong, May 11: Ever heard of a shoe which can be worn on either leg? This is, however, only one of the attributes of the unique Tibetan shoe made in Kalimpong.
Used by Tibetans for their mask dances, the shoes are currently being made by seven families settled in Kalimpong. Of these, four make the sombalam (shoes for women) while the rest are engaged in making the pumelam (shoes for men) and the reeson (shoes worn by the monks).
The shoe, which comes up to the knees, is made, for the most part, with makmal (velvet cloth). Only the sole which is stitched on by hand, is made of rubber and leather. The reeson shoes made for the monks are made of more fashionable cloth which is brought from Banaras.
Since the Tibetans use these shoes for cultural and religious festivals, there is a healthy demand for these shoes in places with Tibetan population like Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Ladakh and Bhutan. Moreover, the shoes fetch a good price. While the pumelam costs more than Rs 850, sombalam costs between Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The reeson costs Rs 1,000. However, the art is under threat from a possible lack of makers who are gradually deserting the profession, as the work is delicate and backbreaking. In fact, some of the shops get as many as 50 orders every month, but manage to supply only 30 pairs, due to lack of skilled workmen.
Seventy-six-year-old Phurden Tobgyal, one of the oldest persons still making the shoes here, said: "This art is slowly dying as most of the people who made them are already dead. The future generations are not interested in making them any longer, although there is still a lot of demand for these shoes."
Phurden and his 42-year-old son, Sonam, are part of one of the families here making pumelam and reeson. ³The youth are not interested because it is a tough job with most of the shoe being made by hand. It usually takes two days to make a pair of shoes," said Phurden, who learnt this art in Tibet. Phurden, like many other Tibetans, had come to India and settled here in the 1940s.
Echoing his father, Sonam said: "I have been making these shoes for the past 25 years and will go on doing so, as I wish to preserve the dying art which is part of our culture."
Folktales hosted by Crosby-Lundin
Furniture and furnishings Kachalinta
"Living in the Homeland," Japanese Tibetophile's visit to Kham, 1997.
Marriage, plural: Dinesh Wagle's article for Nepal News [See item 2.]
Norbulingka Losel Dolls: See esp. "regional costumes" in left menu.
Healing Amjee Keyzom Bhutti Phunkyil, former chief physician at
the Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute in Darjeeling, now in Boston.
Tibetlink.com Listen to popular music. See movies, etc.
Tibetan singing bowls Frank Perry investigates
Tenzing Tsewang, Australia
Tsering Wangmo, San Francisco, USA, "fusion" accompaniment.
Portraits by Phil Borges
Pyramids 5,000 years old
Stone Discs of the mysterious race called Dropa or Dzhopa, landed 1014 CE?
Tibetan Studies virtual library, M. Ciolek
*Art* many sites on Tibetan Buddhist links page
Alleephotography.com Alfred & Lee Hutt, People and Places in and around Lhasa
ANU links (Ohio State U.) tens of items + Kaladarshan
Asianart Albuquerque exhibit
Jumur: south and east Tibet in Aug. 2003
La Musee Guimet, renovated Himalayan museum, in French at Planet a Paris.
Nyingma images incl. Rahula, Red Tara, Red Chenresi
Padmasambhava . org tangkas with explanation & variations
Tangkas U. of Virginia Exhibit Nov.1997-March 1998
creating tangkas Dharmapala School in Nepal
tsakli or tsogli: about image cards or miniatures
Tibet Albums historic photographs to 1950, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford U. et al.
Tibetan Art Denmark, contemporary images