The Himalayas

The Himalayan mountains separate the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

since the 7th century

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Mahakala, Protector of the Tent, c. 1500
Mahakala, Protector of the Tent, c. 1500

Dr. Kurt Behrendt speaks about a tangka (Tibetan Buddhist painting) showing Mahakala, Protector of the Tent.

Sacred arts of Tibet
Sacred arts of Tibet

How are statues consecrated? What role do mandalas play in meditation? Discover ritual objects of Tibetan Buddhism.

Jowo Rinpoche, Jokhang Temple, Tibet
Jowo Rinpoche, Jokhang Temple, Tibet

This larger-than-life Buddha has been restored and venerated for centuries. Today, blue hair frames his gold face

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