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10 things about Kailash Parvat

1. It is believed to be the abode of Mahadev

2. Kailash Parvat is located in western #Tibet At an elevation of 6,656 meters above sea level.

Kailash Parvat is considered the axis of the universe, the center of the world.
3. As you can see from Google Maps, the distance from Stonehenge in the #UK to Kailash is 6,666 km, which is also the distance from Kailash Range to North Pole.

The distance from Mt Kailash to the South Pole is 13,332 km, which is exactly twice the distance to the North Pole.
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Drigung Monastery, #Tibetan monastery famous for performing sky burials

Photographed by 📸Mark Evans in November 2005
Sky burial (Tibetan: བྱ་གཏོར་,"bird-scattered") is a funeral practice in which a human corpse is placed on a mountaintop to decompose while exposed to the elements or to be eaten by scavenging animals, especially carrion birds.
It is a specific type of the general practice of excarnation. It is practiced in the Chinese provinces and autonomous regions of #Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Inner Mongolia, as well as in Mongolia, Bhutan, and parts of India such as Sikkim and Zanskar.
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A statue of Songtsen Gampo in his traditional meditation cave at #Yerpa A statue of Songtsen Gampo in his traditional meditation cav
Yerpa (also known as , Drak Yerpa, Druk Yerpa, Dagyeba, Dayerpa and Trayerpa) is a monastery and a number of ancient #meditation caves that used to house many monks, located a short drive to the east of Lhasa, #Tibet Monestary ruins 1993
There were some 200 monks living at #Yerpa from at least the beginning of the 19th century until 1959. It also acted as a summer residence for the Gyuto Lhasa Tantric College.
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King Songtsen Gampo and his Chinese and Nepali queens Wen-cheng Kung-chu and Bhrikuti Devi.

Songtsen Gampo (617 – 649 A.D.) Songtsen Gampo ascended to the throne at the age of thirteen. Image
During the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, #Tibet emerged as a unified state and became a great
military power, with its armies marching across Central Asia. Thus, the King of #Nepal and the Emperor of #China offered their daughters in marriage to the Tibetan king. Statue of Emperor Songtsen ...
The marriages with the Nepalese and Chinese princesses have been given prominence in the religious story of Tibet because of their
contributions to #Buddhism Image
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Some gorgeous videos from #TibetNation on IG.
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Tritsuk Detsen (ཁྲི་གཙུག་ལྡེ་བཙན) according to traditional sources, was the 41st king of the Yarlung Dynasty of #Tibet . Ralpachen is one of Tibet’s three Dharma Kings. Ralpachen is considered a very important king in the history of Tibet Stone lion on burial mound ...
and Tibetan #Buddhism , as one of the three Dharma Kings (chosgyal) of the Yarlung Dynasty, which includes Songtsen Gampo the 33rd king, Trisong Detsen the 38th king and Ralpachen.
All three kings respectively contributed to bringing Mahayana Buddhism to #Tibet, in revealing the Vajrayana through Guru Padmasambhava, and in supporting the growth of Buddhism, the building of monasteries, and the flourishing of Buddhism with imperial patronage. Image
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Countries in the Global South are sensible and pragmatic, and act in the best interests of their people, unlike Western nations which, today, are acting on ideological impulses and often against the best interests of their people. A 🧵. (1/16)
That's why #China will support #Russia economically but not provide it with weapons. They know Russia can win this war on their own, so long as they are supported economically. China will continue to provide technological assistance/dual use items, such as semiconductors. (2/16)
They will buy huge quantities of pipeline gas, #LNG, and oil, because that is a win-win strategy. China needs to develop #Tibet and #Xinjiang and needs cheap energy; Russia needs money and goods that China can produce cheaply. This partnership has defeated US sanctions. (3/16)
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🙅‍♂️⚽ DFB SAGT NEIN ⚽🙅‍♂️

Ein kleiner handgemachter Thread 🧵 zu all den Dingen, die der #DFB so verboten, verhindert und gestoppt hat.

Wenn euch noch mehr DFB-Neins einfallen, immer her damit!
1926 - Frauenfußball:
Teams aus England und Schottland sollten in Deutschland Fußball spielen. Gegeneinander und gegen deutsche Frauen. Beides verbot der DFB, weil er befürchtete, dass Frauenfusball beliebt werden könnte.

(Paderborner Anzeiger vom 20.4.1926)
1928 - Spiele gegen Vereine aus “Oststaaten”, Österreich, Ungarn und Tschechoslowakei. Grund war deren Professionalisierung. Nur sogenannte Lehrspiele gegen englische Profimannschaft waren weiter erlaubt.
(Kölner Lokal-Anzeiger vom 31.10.1928)
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This is exactly how I escaped from #Tibet. I could still remember how I ate carcass of Yak while crossing those gigantic mountains.

I was short of shoes. We walked on feet for 2 months. Today, #India is a home away from home. 🙏

🎥Escape from Tibet
I am really overwhelmed by your unwavering support. You can read my journey here:…
After reaching #India, under the guidance of His Holiness the #DalaiLama, I was sent to Tibetan Homes School in Mussoorie where I did my schooling.

Today, I owe immensely indebted to the people of India! 🙏🏻 Image
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Harthas: An event was organised to preach Buddhism. In the event paid Ambedkarites instigated locals by going home to home to vandalise Hindu deities. When Hindus tried to stop them they threatened with SC/ST Act fake cases.

A video was uploaded to FB. Police on seeing the video
visited the spot. They found both locals & outsiders were participating in this and when they tried to stop them they were attacked. Police force was deployed and arrests were made.

Until 2024 elections expect such instigations.

CCP has also activated all its assets.
Globally India is known as birth place of Buddhism & Dalai Lama presence in India has kept #Tibet situation alive.

#CCP illegal occupation of Tibet wouldn’t die down. So CCP has paid its stooges & trying hard to create rift same way as Khalistanis are trying with Sikhism.
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The population of #SikhEmpire during the time of Ranjit Singh’s rule was estimated to be around 12 million people.
There were
8.4 million Muslims,
2.88 million Hindus and 722,000 Sikhs.
#Islam (70%)
#Hinduism (24%)
#Sikhism (6%)
Total Area in 1839 was
520,000 km2 (200,000 sq mi) Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
Capital was
#Gujranwala (1799–1802)
#Lahore LahoreFort(1802–1849)

Court language
Spoken #languages in #SikhKingdom #SikhEmpire

Punjabi (dynastic)Punjabi dialects (Saraiki, Hindko, Pahari-Pothwari),Kangri,Dogri,
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#Ramayana-Hindu Culture spread throughout Asia via the Rama Story.
It travelled by sea and land to China, Tibet, Turkestan, Java, Sumatra, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Japan
#Thread Repost

Most countries have adapted Rama Story acc. to their own culture with a local setting; the Indian names are used for important towns, sites, mountains, rivers, and lakes.
The adoption of Valmiki Story in Asian countries was selective and influenced by local values

The Buddhist work Mahavibhasa (150ce) is oldest record of Ramayana. Hsuan Tsang stated "There is a book called the Rāmāyaṇa...[it] explains only two topics:
1. Rāvana carrying Sītā off by violence
2. Rāma recovering Sītā and returning."

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Meet this unknown soul Taksang Dorjey whom I discovered meditating in a natural cave up in high mountains along India’s frontiers with occupied #Tibet
in Eastern #ladakh
He is 65 yrs old as claimed by him and lives a solitary life in this mountain cave 15000 feet above sea level with temperatures going down upto -38deg C. He is sustained by bare essentials supplied to him by local inhabitants living on the foothills
His daily routine includes sleeping at 10:30 pm and waking up at 02:30 am to pray thereafter. His cave temple contains undated but definitely precious manuscripts he uses for daily prayers. Also note the undated inscriptions on the stones outside (zoom and see)
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Anyone banking on #ZeroCovid being wound back in #China soon, allowing the Chinese economy to bounce back, restoring supply chain reliability here in the near future… don’t. It’s going to take a looong time for China to ease #ZeroCovid.
The government in #China doesn’t seem to know exactly how to escape from the #ZeroCovid corner it’s painted itself into. This will be a long, drawn-out, process of trial and error easing, restricting, easing, restricting.
The huge, renewed, vaccination drive which would be needed before opening #China up hasn’t even started. Approving more effective international vaccines would help. Preparing medical facilities for a big influx of #Covid patients would also have to happen.
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Decine di migliaia rinchiusi in #campiconcentramento realizzati lungo autostrade. Nella provincia #Hunan, secondo la politica del #PCC "Zero Covid", Città che non si adeguano al Great Reset fanno questa fine?
Leggi #thread parte 1:
Come #Lanzhou (4 mil. abitanti) sono città fantasma. Andare fuori casa significa essere deportati nei #campiconcentramento.
In #Tibet, dopo 900gg senza casi #covid, in #Shigatse strade ed edifici con spray tossici, decine di migliaia deportati da #Lhasa.…
Per qualsiasi motivo, se la app #greenpass appare rossa, i cinesi dissidenti possono essere confinati nei #campiconcentramento. Così come i vaccinati, 1,21 mld completamente dosate, che sviluppano #covid.
#Cina ora approva v. nasale come nel film Contagion (2011).
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From @RadioFreeAsia: "Protests over COVID-19 restrictions in the Tibetan capital Lhasa spread to at least four different areas of the city Thursday, prompting “scuffles” with authorities in some cases." #China #Tibet…
"RFA was able to confirm that many of the protesters were ethnic majority Han Chinese migrant workers who likely obtained permission to reside in Lhasa for jobs that pay daily wages."
"Sources in the city, who spoke on condition of anonymity out of security concerns, said that the migrant workers have been demanding that local authorities issue them permits to return to their homes in eastern China ...
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By @vwang3: "Infected patients quarantined alongside those who tested negative. No food for hours, despite repeated requests. Lines of buses, loaded with people, waiting late into the night to drop them off at makeshift isolation centers." #China #Tibet…
"But the recent calls for help out of Tibet, as well as Xinjiang — two border regions where the Chinese government has put in place highly repressive controls — speak to how desperate conditions have become there, where many residents are usually intimidated into keeping quiet."
“The social media posts you see from people in Lhasa are all about suffering, but that’s the real Lhasa. Lhasa’s public announcements, I feel they’re all fake,” said a food delivery worker in the city who gave only his surname, Min, for fear of official retaliation.
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Los abusos en la legislación contra las Fake News y los discursos de odio. Cómo los regímenes autoritarios construyeron la cancelación política para silenciar a los que piensan distinto.
#Hilo para exponer los próximos meses en Argentina.
Se puso de moda hablar de #fakenews y discursos de odio en Argentina especialmente desde el aparente ataque a cfk. Pero ¿cuándo una noticia es #fake y cuándo un hecho es tildado como fake porque a alguien le conviene?...ese es el centro de la cuestión.
La red de periodismo ético define a las noticias falsas como "aquella información creada y publicada para engañar o poner en duda hechos verificables". Es información que alguien fabrica y la difunde entre una audiencia que se la va a creer y la va a replicar.
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Chinese authorities in Tibet, “are literally taking blood without consent to strengthen their surveillance capabilities.”

- @SophieHRW on the bio-dystopian nightmare of mass DNA collection people are now undergoing in towns & villages throughout #Tibet Autonomous Region.

While the practice of taking blood samples for DNA collection is selective in other parts of China, it is widespread throughout the TAR.

It appears to be taking place in all seven of TAR’s prefectures or municipalities, not to mention in Xinjiang province, as well.
People cannot refuse, and the authorities don’t have to suspect any crime has been committed.

This is a mass round up of personal data that in fact includes some of the most innocent...
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On the occasion of #TeachersDay2022, we would like to remember & highlight some instances of cruel suffering that #Tibetan teachers have been enduring at the hands of #CCP in #Tibet.
#CCP ordered the closure of Sengdruk Taktse school in Darlak in eastern #Tibet where #RinchenKyi was the longest-serving #teacher. Without giving any official reason she was taken from her home on charges of “inciting separatism”.

#TeacherInTibet @NetTibet @UNESCO @SaveTibetOrg
Kunkhen, a Tibetan #teacher was apprehended by #CCP at the age of 34 & in good health. When he was released on 21 August 2016, his eyesight & hearing were failing & lips gnarled. His waning vision could escalate into blindness. #JusticeForTibet
@SolomonYue @SophieHRW
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#Chinese authorities are significantly increasing policing, including arbitrary collection of #DNA from residents in many towns and villages throughout the #Tibet Autonomous Region, reported @hrw. @hrw_chinese @KenRoth
The program’s stated goal is to improve healthcare delivery, but in #Xinjiang, the authorities used it to surreptitiously collect en masse the DNA of residents aged 12 to 65.

@WilliamYang120 @KyinzomDhongdue
A report from a #Tibetan township in #Qinghai province in December 2020 stated that #DNA was being collected from all boys aged 5 and above.
@WenzelMichalski @SenRubioPress
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The celebration continues 2 or 3 days. The celebration includes religious ceremonies & mask dances performed by the monks in #Tibet.
@NetTibet @CultureTibet
Dra Yerpa hermitage, about 16km northeast of #Lhasa, is one of the holiest cave retreats. Among the many ascetics who have sojourned here are Guru Rinpoche & Atisha, the Bengali Buddhist who spent 12 years proselytizing in #Tibet.
@TibetPeople @TibetCouncil @AartiTikoo
Songtsen Gampo also meditated in a cave, after his #Tibetan wife established the first of Yerpa’s chapels. The peaceful site offers lovely views and is a great day trip from #Lhasa.
@freetibetorg @SFTHQ @CanadaTibet
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TRC's August Wrap up! In case you missed them, here is a thread with links to everything we published this month.

1/7 On #CCP's history of deploying harsh rhetoric of threat, blacklisting and bans against individuals who raise their voice for Tibet.…
2/7 What is the sense of Universal Responsibility that Richard Gere celebrates as his biggest takeaway from #Tibetan culture? @SaveTibetOrg @TibetReliefFund @tibethouseus…
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#OdeToDemocracy series continues.

We look at the milestones in the journey of #Tibetan Democracy in exile as #Tibetans celebrate 62nd #TibetanDemocracyDay.

Source: @dorjeewangmo4 Image
The Deputies were initially assigned to various departments of the CTA and met twice a month. On 10 March 1963, His Holiness – after years of thorough consultations – promulgated the Constitution consisting of 10 chapters and 77 articles. #Tibet Image
The democratisation of the #Tibetan polity has long been an aspiration of His Holiness the 14th #DalaiLama. He had, in fact, initiated the reforms in #Tibet itself but this was interrupted due to China’s invasion in 1949/50. @Tibparliament Image
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