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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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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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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yellow river of china, originally uploaded by rosemanios. Believe it or not, this is the Yellow River of China. “When the Yellow River flows clear” in Chinese = “Hell freezes over” in English. She is literally the cradle of China, the second longest in the country and the sixth longest river on this planet, and […]
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bodhisattva, originally uploaded by rosemanios. This thangka (Tibetan fresco) has been well preserved for more than 200 years, one of the oldest in the Tibetan world. The colors are all made from natural herbs and minerals. It doesn’t looked as 200 years old to me at all. The monk told me that during the Cultural […]
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