Videos tagged with "monasteries"
Kathmandu : Boudhanath (Bodhnath) in a minute,Nepal [02:07]
The big buddhist stupa of Boudhanath (or Bodhnath, Boudha) is a few km from the centre of Kathmandu and gets very busy late in afternoon. Many tibetan monasteries (gompas) are build around it. Camera's : GH1 & TM900
Gelug Nepal Activities 2012 Part 1A [42:34]
Video by Nepal Buddhist Gelug Association Forum. An organization of Gelugpa Monasteries in Nepal who have no connection at all with the controversial deity Dhol Gyal (Tib. Dhol rgyal). The organization is formed with the aim to intensify the study of Buddhist Sciences being studied already in the concerned monasteries, in more depth, and in a more systematic and formal stable curriculum. This important organization is formed in year 2009. This organization is formed not with a sense of competition with others, nor is it formed with any political ideology and purpose. This organization is purely for religion wished by the concerned monasteries since several year
Kathmandu- Lhasa Overland tour 17days. [04:01]
Pem Dorjee Sherpa, two-time Mt. Everest summiter, will lead this 17-day trip. The ancient capital cities of Kathmandu and Lhasa allow you to learn about Buddhist and Hindu culture and the lifestyles and traditions of the people of Nepal and Tibet. The trip starts with a few days in Kathmandu visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples and wandering the narrow, cobblestone streets and markets of the three ancient kingdoms that fill the Kathmandu Valley. Next you will fly over the Himalayas to Lhasa, Tibet. In Lhasa you will explore the enormous Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama and the former Tibetan government. You will visit several monasteries and temples as well as the Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace and the bustling Barkhor Square. A local Tibetan guide will join the tour to offer an expert perspective. Next, leaving Lhasa in a 4WD land cruiser, you will be chauffeured across the Tibetan Plateau back to Nepal. On the way, picturesque Tibetan settlements can be seen and the occasional nomadic herdsmen may be wandering across the dry open landscape. The journey will take you across several high mountain passes with views of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu (the fifth tallest mountain in the world). Along the way you will visit historic cities and several ancient monasteries, forts and citadels, as well as Everest base camp on the Tibet side. Finally you leave Zhangmu and cross the Friendship Bridge, entering back into Nepal. For more ...
Tags: Tibet tour, Potala Palace, Dalai Lama, Nepal, Overland tour, Everest Base Camp, Tibet, Lhasa tour, Kathmandu tour
Bhaktapur - Nepal's Medieval Capital in Kathmandu Valley [06:12]
The medieval city of Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa and as the City of Devotees, is one of three former capital cities in the Kathmandu Valley. It is an hour drive from downtown Kathmandu and a living gem of Hindu temples, pagodas, palaces and ancient monuments, some dating back to the 16th century. Its gem is its Durbar Square—a World Heritage site listed by the UNESCO. Strewn with unique palaces, temples and monasteries best admired for their exquisite artworks in wood, metal and stone, the palatial enclave has bewitched pilgrims and travelers for centuries. It's a beautiful historic city, but the charm to me was its wonderful people - captured at work, at play and at rest. Hope you like my impressions.
Tags: Bhaktapur, Khwopa, City of Devotees, capital, Kathmandu Valley, Hindu, temples, Nepal, pagodas, palaces, Durbar Square, World Heritage, site, UNESCO
Juul in Boudha, Nepal [03:06]
The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhunath, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Boudnath Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Cā-bahī (often called 'Little Boudnath'). It then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati river to Patan - thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was a later foundation). Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.
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