Gianluca Paolazzi

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Meditation Master in Tibet Dies; Last of His Generation

The most renowned meditation master in Tibet, Akhyuk Rinpoche, Jamyang Lungtok Gyaltsen (aka Drubwang Lungtok Gyatso) passed away Saturday at his remote encampment in the highlands of Eastern Tibet. Together with the late Khenpo Jikmé Phuntsok (1933-2004) of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, Akhyuk …

Rare Photos Reveal Tibet 100 Years Ago

Contemporary Tibet conjures a mysterious mental image. Situated at the highest elevation on Earth, it is historically hotly contested territory with a large nomadic and religious population. So imagine how much <i>more</i> mysterious it was 100 years ago — when travel was difficult and few foreigners were …

Colin Thubron on the pilgrims' trail in Tibet

The great rivers of the Indian sub-continent descend through clefts in the Himalaya to arrive at the ocean, thinned by irrigation channels but still …

The road to Tibet

It takes a lot of work to capture a good photo. Last month, Michael Yamashita was sitting in a Hong Kong bookstore, clicking through slides of …

The World Looks Away As China Stonewalls Tibet

INSIDE a small monastery in China's Qinghai province, a red-robed monk looks around to see if he is being watched, then begins sobbing. "We just want the Dalai Lama to come home", he says. His words echo those of dozens of Tibetans seeking to explain why they have set themselves on fire in public …

Tibet Proclaimed Part Of China's Republic On April 4, 1912 (PHOTOS)

On April 4, 1912, China proclaimed a republic in Tibet, a move fiercely contested by Tibetans. The Chinese army had been in Tibet since 1909, when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to India.<p>To this day, Tibetan sovereignty is a topic of fierce debate, highlighted by a recent wave of …

7 reasons to visit Eastern Tibet

It's a pain in the backside to get permits for, and many places are still off limits to foreigners, but here are seven reasons why eastern Tibet should be firmly fastened to your Tibet itinerary.<p><b>1. Getting off the beaten track</b><p>The southern Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Image by Daniel McCrohan / Lonely …

Loneliness

Photographer documents a year in the life of a tree on his iPhone

It was a sight so familiar it was almost beyond noticing: a bur oak – though an old and particularly gorgeous specimen – towering above the corn …