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Colloquial Tibetan Tibet Tibetan culture

Bod la ‘gro

This summer I went to a place called with many names. Some call it Tibet, some China. But this leaves us geographically uncertain, and with political allegiances. Some refer to it broadly as the Tibetan cultural zone or as historical Tibet. But this precision makes for quite a mouthful.Whatever you care to call it, this summer I […]

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Modern Tibetan music Tibetan culture Tibetan language

Modern Tibetan Music

     In the field of Tibetan Buddhist studies many scholars focus almost exclusively on religion, ignoring aspects of culture beyond what directly bears relevance to the history and development of Buddhism. It is true that, if it were not for Buddhism, most of us would not be nearly as concerned about Tibetan issues. I […]