The Tibetan Almanac

Author: Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859060346

Category: Divination

Page: 96

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The Tibetan Almanac allows you to make personal predictions for every day of the year. Based on ancient teachings preserved and used in Tibet for over 1,200 years, the preparation of a personal reading has traditionally only been open to those with a long and specialized training. Using the charts and symbolism within the traditional paintings in the book the almanac can be used to seek answers in all areas of everyday life, from career and relationships to spiritual development. It will also allow you to interpret portents - significant signs - and to gain quick counsel using the authentic Tibetan coin cast on to the Wheel of Life.
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Kālacakra and the Tibetan Calendar

Author: Edward Henning

Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies

ISBN: 9780975373491

Category: History

Page: 391

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Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calender describes the contents of current Tibetan almanacs, from basic mathmatics to symbolic and historical information. Essential for understanding the Kalacakra Tantra's first chapter, this book describes the origin of the calendrical systems in this Tantra and translates and elucidates the relevant sections from its famous commentary, the Vimalaprabha. The main calenders in use in Tibet today have remained unchanged since the 15th century, when lamas in several different traditions tried to make sense of the calculation systems they had inherited from India, and to adjust them to remove increasingly obvious errors. This book analyzes the main systems that survive today, assesing their accuracy and comparing them with the methods described in the original Tantra. Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)
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A Handbook Of Tibetan Culture

A Guide to Tibetan Centres and Resources Throughout the World

Author: Graham Coleman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355022X

Category: Religion

Page: 430

View: 9275

Over the past nine years the Orient Foundation has compiled a database that brings together information on over 600 Tibetan-related organizations throughtout the world. Compiled under the auspices of HH The Dalai Lama, this book provided comprehensive information about Tibetan Buddhism and culture for the general public including: Museums, teaching centres, retreat centres and publications listed in a country-by-country gazetteer. Background information on the four schools of Tibetan Biddhism Biographies of practising Tibetan teachers The First glossary of Tibetan terms
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High Frontiers

Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists

Author: Kenneth M. Bauer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231123907

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 1362

An ethnographic and ecological history of Dolpo, a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal that is home to some of the highest villages on earth; almost ninety percent of the region lies above 10,000 feet in elevation. Its inhabitants wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape by creatively exploiting agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade.
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International Encyclopaedia Of Himalayas (5 Vols. Set)

Author: Ramesh Chandra Bisht

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788183242653

Category: Himalaya Mountains Region

Page: 1322

View: 3014

The highest mountain range on Earth, the Himalayas from the northern border of the Indian subcontinent in Asia. The mountains extend in a massive arc for about 1,550 miles from west to east with more than 30 peaks rising to heights greater than 24,000 feet above sea level. Together the Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to all fourteen of the word's highest peaks. One of the high biodiversity regions of the world, it provides shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. The Himalayan region has a rich and unique cultural heritage, and has managed to preserve its established traditions throughout history whilst absorbing customs, traditions and ideas from both invaders and immgirants. Many cultural practices, languages, customs and monuments are examples of this co-mingling over centuries.
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Bodies in Balance

The Art of Tibetan Medicine

Author: Theresia Hofer

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295807083

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 9878

Issued in connection with an exhibition held March 15, 2014-September 8, 2014, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
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Lands of the Thunderbolt

Sikhim, Chumbi & Bhutan

Author: Lawrence John Lumley Dundas Marquis of Zetland

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120615045

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 5319

Dimensions: 22 cm., Buddha & Buddhism, Lamaism, incl. description & Travel.
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Survey of China Mainland Press

Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 4908

Posted in China

The Weather Almanac

A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and Its Key Cities

Author: Steven L. Horstmeyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015209

Category: Science

Page: 1144

View: 5543

The Weather Almanac, 12th Edition is a resource for a variety of climate and meteorological data including both domestic and international weather trends, historical weather patterns dating back 1000 years, natural disasters, and a 20 page glossary of weather terminology. The book is complete with detailed maps, pictures, and tables compiling climate data from a variety of sources, including the National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey. Separate sections in The Weather Almanac are devoted to tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightening, flash floods, and winter storms, and they have been edited from official reports by governmental agencies. The new edition has been updated to include recent disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated Indonesia as well as 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. These chapters serve as a basic reference for severe weather and extreme conditions, which can assist in preparing for a weather emergency.
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Journal & Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal

Author: Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 2269

Includes section "Numismatic supplement," no. 5-45 (previously issued in the society's Journal, later in its Journal, 3rd ser.).
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The Tibet Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tibet (China)

Page: N.A

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Posted in Tibet (China)

China Tibetology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Buddhism

Page: N.A

View: 1112

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Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

View: 3199

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
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Summary of World Broadcasts

Far East

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: East Asia

Page: N.A

View: 9332

Posted in East Asia

Daily Report

People's Republic of China

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 9568

Posted in China


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tibet Autonomous Region (China)

Page: N.A

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Posted in Tibet Autonomous Region (China)

Women of China

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 5271

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