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Film review: Seven Years in Tibet

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Based on a true story, the 1997 Jean-Jacques Annaud film stars Brad Pitt as Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who, during an attempt to scale the Himalayan peak Nanga Parabat, is interned...

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: Culture | People | Literature | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art
Yeti Airlines, on the airstrip in Simikot (9,400'), Nepal.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal - Day 4

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

1st pass, after Simikot We flew from sea level to Simikot at 9,500 feet, and started walking -- up. Amazing, how quickly it all comes back: the agony, first. The slow, panting ascent on astonished,...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Himalayas | Tibet
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
Fruit seller on the roadside, Nepalganj, Nepal.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal - Day 1

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Nepalganj When the Journey Begins The pilgrimage begins when you pack up the computer; when you go off line, unplug the modem and pull out the power cord. That's when the umbilicus is severed, and the...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Tibet | Nepalganj
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
Evening bazaar, Nepalganj, Nepal.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal - Day 3

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Hotel Batika, Nepalganj If this is to be a journey beyond preferences, I am sorry. For I would truly prefer to be elsewhere. I would prefer to be somewhere northwest of Simikot, trekking through the...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Tibet | Nepalganj
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
Terraced fields along the Karnali River just outside of Muchu, Nepal.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal - Day 5

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

en route to Kirmi The Karnali is the color of elephant hide, a churning river that looks fully capable of cutting the gorge it flows through; of cutting it another thousand feet. I climb past a high...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Tibet | Karnali River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
The southern (or "sapphire") face of Mt. Kailash.

Kailash Pilgrimage Journal

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

16 May - 2 June 2002 * * * * * Day 1: 16 May 2002 / Nepalganj When the Journey Begins The pilgrimage begins when you pack up the computer; when you go off line . . . [ more ] Day 2: 17 May 2002 /...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Tibet | Kathmandu
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Religion
The Potala Palace above Lhasa, Tibet

The Fourteen Dalai Lamas of Tibet

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

The tradition of the Dalai Lama actually began in the 16th century with Sonam Gyatso, the Third Dalai Lama of Tibet. It has long been believed by practitioners of the Buddhist faith that all sentient...

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: Religion | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Potala Palace contains many original statues, scrolls, and other Buddhist/Tibetan artifacts. It is an important site for Tibetan pilgrims and is open to the public as a museum.

The Don Juan of Dalai Lamas

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

* * * * * I sought my lover at twilight Snow fell at daybreak. Residing at the Potala I am Rigdzin Tsangyang Gaytso But in the back alleys of Shol-town I am rake and stud. Secret or not No matter.

Destinations: Lhasa | Tibet
Topics: People | Literature | Religion | Ancient History
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