Milarepa Monastery

milarepa monastery, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. Milarepa is one of the largest Kagyupa (the White School, Tibetan: བཀའ་བརྒྱུད) monasteries in Tibet. Kagyupa is among the four main disciplines of Tibetan buddhism, the other three being Gelugpa (Yellow School), Nyingmapa (Red School) and Sakyapa (Flower School). The namesake of the monastery, Jetsun Milarepa c. 1052 […]

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En Route in Gannan

untitled, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. I don’t know why I adore this frame. It’s out of focus, heavily scratched, through a dirty minibus window. I was soaking wet and felt terribly awful. Doesn’t matter. It’s still the best memoir for me, reminds me of Iceland, of Sigur Rós, of my dearest friends, of that […]

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It’s Breakfast Time in Langmusi

good morning langmusi, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. It was seven in the morning, and the town was gradually indulged into the breakfast smoke. The stupa in the middle is Kirti Monastery, and the little green tower to the left belongs to a mosque. Beyond lies the holy mountain and holy forest. Langmusi (Tatsang Lhamo […]

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Kashgar Roses

kashgar roses, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. On one of the narrow alleys of the labyrinth known as Kashgar old town, two young girls in red dresses appeared from one of the identical mud-brick houses. All of a sudden the thousands years old street and the whole city was painted with rhythm of the poems […]

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Kashgar Abandoned Garden

kashgar garden, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. An abandoned palace-like garden near my hotel. With the pond, fountain and terraces it must have been a happy place. I tried to ask the locals which was this place, but none speaks Chinese and I don’t understand any Uyghur…

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