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Want to know more about Tibet? ——Prepare for your exploration to the mysterious Tibet

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Want to know more about Tibet?

——Prepare for your exploration to the mysterious Tibet

Introduction:

The land of Snow, the roof of the world, the Buddhist kingdom…in one word: Tibet.

For centuries this mysterious territory, locked away in its mountain belt of the Himalaya, has exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West. For imperialists, explorers and merchants it was a forbidden land of treasure and riches. For dreamers on a spiritual quest a magic land of mystery.

For travelers, Tibet is without any doubt one the most remarkable place to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most friendly people you will ever met. If for many people Tibet is a unique spiritual place, on the other hand this remarkable place is changing fast. Investment and tourism are flooding into the region, inspired by a new train line from China, and GDP is rising even faster than the train tracks in Lhasa. Once the remote preserve of backpackers, it is now local Chinese tourists who dominate the queues for the Potala and Jokhang. With every passing month Tibet looks less and less like itself; but the reality is that Tibet is not a fragile Shangri-la but a resilient land underpinned by a unique culture and faith.  

 

Our seminar, led by respectful Tibet experts, acclaimed scholars and university professors will give you an inside look into this marvelous, mysterious kingdom. From economy to religion, from history to social issues every aspect will be analyzed in our extensive seminars, allowing you to better understand Tibet in all its complexity.

 

Are you ready to go?    

 

Seminar Target:

Our seminar aims to give you a whole new understanding of Tibet concerning culture, religion, politics, and unsolved mysteries.All our seminars will be attend by some internationally recognized Tibet experts. All your questions will be answer and all your doubts finally cleared.

 

Participants:

Our seminars are open to everyone interested in Tibet. Travelers, students, scholars, or simply to everyone who wants to know more about this mysterious Buddhist kingdom. 

Our seminars are also a chance to spend some time with everyone who shares a passion for Tibet, to everyone who just wants to share experience or those who wants to simply share travel stories.

 

Location: Room 501,Building A, Jiahui International Center, Chao Yang Men Wai St.,Beijing


MandarinClick is proud to present a series of seminars on mysterious Tibet. Our seminars, lead by acclaimed professors, scholars, experts, correspondents and film-makers will be divided into six parts:


Seminar 1

※  Introduction on the Pilgrimage from an anthropological view. How do the Chinese policies and recent influx of tourism have impacted the Tibetan Buddhist practice? What does attract many travellers and explorers to Tibet? Does the Pagbalha Temple really exist? Is there a secret passage under Potala Palace to the Pabalha Temple?

※  Shangri-la, a real place or a myth? How J. Hilton’s Lost Horizon has changed the Western vision of Tibet?

※  Why does the sacrificial ceremony of the primitive tribes in the jungle look the same with Tibet? What is the relationship between these two?

※ The 1938-1939 Nazi-German expedition to Tibet. What was the reason behind the expedition led by German zoologist and SS officer Ernst Schafer? Was of a politic and military nature or just the solution of scientific questions? 

 


Seminar 2

Celestial Burial (or Sky Burial)

→A brief introduction on Celestial Burial

→The origins and the development of the Celestial Burial

→The whole procedure of the Celestial Burial, pictures and video presentations with following explanations by our expert

→The truth behind the Celestial Burial—— what’s the anthropological meaning of the Sky Burial in popular culture?

→ Who can perform the sacred ceremony? What is the role of the monk?

→Personal experience, direct dialogue with people who have participate to a Sky Burial.

 

Seminar 3

Yeti, the Tibetan name for Abominable Snowman, is an ape-like hairy, biped creature said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Tibet and Nepal. Many expeditions have been organized to track down the elusive Yeti, but none have found more than Yeti footprints and questionable artifacts like scalps and hides.

→Does Yeti really exist or it is just a legend? What does the local population say about it? Our Tibet expert will take you to make an exciting exploration to where the Yeti should live, to try to find a solution to one of the most known “Four major mysteries in the world”.

Explore with us the snow-covered mountains of Himalayas or enjoy with us this stunning panorama! 

  


Seminar 4

※  Tibetan costumes

※  Tibetan jewelry

※  Tibetan language

→Introduction on the Tibetan costumes and Tibetan jewelry with a introduction about history of traditional costume and jewelry and their evolution

→The impact of the religion on the Tibetan costumes and jewelry

→The hierarchy regarding to the costumes and jewelry (different regions; different materials)

→A special kind of jewelry dzi beads from heaven and the mysterious story behind it

→Tibetan language——A local Tibetan language teacher will give you a brief overview on Tibetan language and will teach you some simple sentences.

 


Seminar 5

※  Mystery of Tibetan Shaman

As the host of Tibetan primitive religious worship, Tibetan Shamans are said to have the ability to communicate with God and can talk with spirits. Tibetan Shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting their community, to bring guidance to misguided souls and to heal illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements. They are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds.

They perform a variety of functions in the social life of Tibetan people: fortune-telling, healing, leading a sacrifice, preserving the tradition by songs and storytelling, guide of souls.

Our seminar will give you a comprehensive introduction on shamans that will help you to understand this long tradition. An anthropologic and sociologic analysis will be given, explaining you the meaning of their costumes, heritage, religious objects, spells, altars, witchcraft, and divination.

 


Seminar 6

※  Unveil the mystery of the Dalai Lama reincarnation

※  What is the role of China in the transformation of Tibet? What’s the impact of Chinese policies on the economy of Tibet?

※  How does the reform and opening-up influence Tibet's development? What is the truth regarding to these influences? Our seminar will give you an objective understanding of this.

※  What’s the role of the Dalai Lama in Tibet? What’s the role of the Chinese Government?

※  Why are the conflicts so intense? Our expert will give you a possible answer analyzing historical, economical, political and religious aspects.

※ Time of Q&A and for further free discussion.

 


If you are interested and want to make reservation, please send email to info@mandarinclick.com .

We will email you the detailed schedule. You can come to this activity only with our confirmation.

 




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