Chörten in Nepal

Chörten in Nepal

Author: Niels Gutschow

Publisher: Dom Publishers

ISBN: 3869227427

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For more than two millennia Buddhism shaped the cultures of Central, South, Southeast, and East Asia. Each territory had its own peculiar way of developing representations of the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas, and a variety of guardian deities and saints. Of particular importance is the representation of the Buddha and his teachings in an iconic form in the shape of an impassable building. Called Stupa in Sanskrit, and Chörten in Tibetan, these structures not only characterize the urban space of the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley. They also mark the access to Tibetan villages in northern Nepal, line the trails across high passes, and stud topographically prominent places. By their thousands, they transform wilderness into a landscape that promises shelter, protection, and well-being. 584 maps, architectural drawings, and photographs, produced from 1970 to 2008, document the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetan and Tamang enclaves along the range of the high Himalaya.
Chörten in Nepal
Language: en
Pages: 580
Authors: Niels Gutschow
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-25 - Publisher: Dom Publishers

For more than two millennia Buddhism shaped the cultures of Central, South, Southeast, and East Asia. Each territory had its own peculiar way of developing representations of the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas, and a variety of guardian deities and saints. Of particular importance is the representation of the Buddha and his
Bhutan
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Frank Rennie, Robin Mason
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: IAP

There is a misty-eyed vision of Bhutan which has popularized it as ‘the last Shangri-la’, the hidden Himalayan jewel, the travel destination of celebrities and unique-experience-hunters. We are not entirely comfortable with this image. Bhutan has undoubtedly become the focus of considerable media attention in the last few years. Articles
Nalanda, Interface of Buddhism and Environment
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Rabindra Panth, Phuntsho
Categories: Ecology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Contributed articles presented at the Seminar and Exhibition, Nalanda: Interface of Buddhism and Environment held on Nov. 25th, 2003 at Royal Banquet Hall, Thimphu.
Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya
Language: en
Pages: 599
Authors: Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown, Stuart Butler
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!
Buttertea at Sunrise
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Britta Das
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-30 - Publisher: Dundurn

Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travellers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beguiling memoir recalls hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West. When Britta Das goes to work as a physiotherapist