Happy Lunar New Year!

According to Chinese and Tibetan astrology, today marks the start of the year of the metal ox (辛丑, or ལྕགས་མོ་གླང་). With this post I wish everyone a happy New Year. ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་

A Buddhist Sunday – Everybody Dance Now…

For special occasions, usually for Losar (ལོ་གསར་ – Tibetan New Year) or the Tshechu festival in Bhutan (ཚེས་བཅུ་ – Tshechu – literally Day Ten, celebrated on the tenth day of a lunar month), the lamas (བླ་མ་ bla ma – Tibetan Buddhist teachers or Gurus) perform a set of sacred dances. The monks dance dressed in…