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Tenzin Tsundue – Tibetan activist, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

This gallery is dedicated to Tenzin Tsundue. Tibetan poet and activist. He is wearing red headband as a sign of his pro-Tibetan activism.

You can find more information about Tenzin in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Tsundue

and on the page of Friends of Tibet organization:

http://www.friendsoftibet.org/tenzin/

Examples of his poetry you can find here:

http://www.poemhunter.com/tenzin-tsundue/

Tenzin Tsundue Tibetan poet and political activist shows on the Lhasa map place of prison where he have been held
End The Occupation of Tibet poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Free Tibet Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dog sliping near Reduce Recycle Reverse plastic paper glass sign in Tibetan refugees school Dharamsala India
Buddhist nun sitting during Free Tibet event Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Indi
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet

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Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Men-Tsee-Khang – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute in Dharamsala – photo gallery

Men-Tsee-Khang locate in hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, India – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute was established in exile to preserve and develop traditional Tibetan medical tradition using herbal and mineral ingredients.
You can contact Men-Tsee-Khang visiting their official website: http://www.men-tsee-khang.org/

Here are pictures I took in 2002:

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Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical Thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Meen Tsee Khang Tibetan Medicine Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Men Tsee Khang Tibetan medicine institute in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka painter in Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Dalai Lama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan medical poster informing about about Tuberculosis infection
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Gadong Monastery of Second Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Gadong (“Tree of Happiness”)  is small monastery situated near entrance to Central Tibetan Administration (at Gangchen Kyishong) in Dharamsala. Small but very important – it is a seat of Gadong Oracle – second to Nechung official oracle to Dalai Lama. Famous Tibetan monk –  Palden Gyatso who spent years in Chinese Prisons for his strugle for Tibetan independence was novice monk in  original Gadong monastery situated in Tibet. You can read his memoirs in book “Fire under the snow”:

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Tibetan-Monk-Palden-Gyatso/dp/0802135749/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353002034&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+under+the+snow

 

Here are some pictures from Gadong pujas and outside pictures with young monks playing religious musical instruments.

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Tibetan Buddhist monk praying during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk playing clash cimbals  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with dorje  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist dorje and bell in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with bell  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Small altar with statues of yellow hat Gelugpa lamas in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  with dorje and bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

 

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Rheum tibeticum

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rabarbar tybetanski, Rheum tibeticum, Ornamental Rheum, Rhubarb, Tibetan rubarb,Polygonaceae, Himalayas, Tibet, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Paeonia suffruticosa

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piwonia drzewiasta, Paeonia suffruticosa, Pair , two, Suffruticosa Peony, flowers, paeoniaceae, China, Tibet, Many
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Nyingmapa tradition, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Kalachakra mantra symbol with buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Female Buddha with golden stupa Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Future Buddha Maitreya statue in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha Gautama with rainbow rays and other Buddhas mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha ascending to Heaven to meet his mother Mayadevi mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hell realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vaisravan Guardian of North mural painting in Nyingma Tibetan buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Time mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings describing stages of meditation samatha or shine Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Kalachakra mantra symbol at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deer with swastika at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden auspicious symbols at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden buddha statue with Dalailama picture at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Red Hat lama statue at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virupaksha Guardian of West mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virudhaka Guardian of South mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India

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