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Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy

Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy, also known as Serthar Institute, sits two miles above sea level in the remote hills of Larung Gar Valley on the eastern Tibetan plateau. One of the largest and most influential Tibetan Buddhist academies in the world, Larung Gar was founded in the then uninhabited area in 1980 by […]

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Photos for Rato

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Photos for Rato

Before Nicholas Vreeland became the first Western abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, he was many things: an assistant to the photographer Irving Penn; a Tibetan monk; a recipient of a geshe degree. He has longest been, however, a photographer. When Vreeland held his first camera, he was a lonely teen in boarding school. These […]

By Nicholas Vreeland

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Kalachakra 2011

Since 1954, the 14th Dalai Lama has periodically given public initiations, including the performance of rituals and the creation and dismantling of a special mandala, known as the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time). Tracing its.

By Don Farber
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