TIBET. Presented By: Konstantin Altukhov, Mathew Ensign, Heather Johnson, Lesley Kriebel, Su Ting Li, Dan Guidoux, Brandon Navas, and Peter Smith . Climate. Variable climate Mostly cold and dry Ideal months for travel are from May to October. Biogeography.
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Konstantin Altukhov, Mathew Ensign, Heather Johnson,
Lesley Kriebel, Su Ting Li, Dan Guidoux,
Brandon Navas, and Peter Smith
Tibet can be split into two main regions: the lake region and the river region. The lake region is home to cultures which rely on agriculture to sustain their way of life, while the river region is inhabited by nomadic societies. Some of the rivers that run through Tibet include the Mekong, Yellow, and Indus rivers.
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Cultures are often shaped by
The inaccessibility and remoteness of
Tibet worked to help preserve some of
the regional practices.
Some of these differences include
cuisine, clothing, and religion.
Tibet largely relies on pastoralism, or
raising their yaks; however, they are
able to grow barley and in lower
elevations rice, oranges, bananas,
Tsampa - the staple food.
Balep, Sha Phaley, and Thukpa
are other common foods. Also,
Traditional clothing is usually conservative.
Western clothing has become more common.
Their robes are called chubas. Around their waste is a
belt or girdle which creates a large pocket called an
ampa. This is used to store a number of items.
Hats often vary depending on the district you come
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Cultural DiversityReligious Uniqueness
Tibetan Buddhism is a combination of Mahayana Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, Bön and Shamanism.
Bön and Shamanism:
Often times, protests led by Bhuddist monks against China’s rule in Tibet turn violent. Protesters often clash with police throughout Western China, Nepal, and India. Tibetans and their supporters have turned to the international community for help. And they have made petitions for China to restart talks with the Dalai Lama.
Some Chinese officials have opened some fake accounts on Twitter to spread lies about the Tibetan protester and Tibetan people. The tweets – written in English and Chinese – attack political leaders' meetings with the Dalai Lama, advertise rail links between China's east coast and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, and link to videos of Tibetans dancing in "exotic dress" on state-run television.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama returned to Dharamsala from Delhi after teaching at Ladakh
his 33rd Kalachakra teachings. Around 200,000 followers from 73 countries attended the Kalachakra
held from July 3 to 14, 2014. During the course of the teachings, the Dalai Lama called for religious and
social harmony among different communities in Ladakh, and spoke to mediapersons at Gaggal Airport.
The Dalai Lama expressed concern over the ongoing violence in various parts of the world.
Nepal Retracts Permission For Cremation
Tsering Woeser in Inner Mongolia Pictured via Associated Press
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