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China to Dalai Lama: Obey us, or else…

Two years ago when I went to Tibet our visit was cut short two day by Chinese bureaucracy… We had been warned that anything could happen, including our visas being revoked, as happened to a friend of mine when China … Continue reading

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Prayers from Sunrise to Sundown…

Of all the souvenirs I bought from China and Tibet…incense, prayer flags, tea, pearls even…the solar-powered prayer wheel is my favorite. Its sleek modern look and solar power are a great contrast to the kitschy plastic. Love that it works, … Continue reading

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Four Books in Two Weeks or Less

What am I going to read for two weeks in Asia? Along with walking shoes and intestinal medication, reading material is up there on my packing list. A guidebook of course…I chose the Lonely Planet Tibet, plus back copies of … Continue reading

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The Great Debate….Monk Style

We’ve seen many a monk in China and Tibet. Monks texting. Monks eating at the hotel breakfast. Old monks. Young monks. Monks chanting and holding prayer beads in their hands. And also doing other monkly things like tending the yak … Continue reading

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Big Dog…

“Have you ever seen a Tibetan Mastiff?” asked my guide in Beijing. “No. Never even heard of them.” He pulled up a photo on his phone. I know from huge dogs, having had three Great Danes, but the photo was … Continue reading

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