Religion and Culture of Tibet

Tibet has the richness and the depth of its traditions that is deep rooted in its cultural heritage. The wisdom, the knowledge about life, compassion, tolerance and peace of mind, all contribute in making the culture of Tibet. The simplicity of life, the spirituality of minds and rich customs and traditions give a strong hold to this alpine region which is entirely bedecked with its holy charisma. Comes and experience this magical world of culture.

Which Are The Famous Dances of Tibet !

The most stunning part of Tibetan culture is its performing arts. Every Tibetan can sing and dance. Be it music, dance or drama, they all have been unimaginably impervious to western influence. They purely reflect the cultural heritage of trans-Himalayan region. Unlike other countries, the music and dance here is not mainly for entertainment, but most of the songs here are religious, reverberating the influence of Buddhism on Tibetan culture. Listen to the songs carefully, you will notice the singing style of Tibetan’s is quite peculiar; the songs are sung from throat in a different way that makes the sound echo in the valleys and can be heard even from long distances. They consider this as another medium of spreading their beliefs and religion as far as possible.

But dances definitely have an entertainment edge as well to them. They are generally performed during various festivals or any personal celebrations. Dances like Guoxie, Duixie (Tibetan Tap dance) and Quamo dance make the prominent part of every cultural event in Tibet. Monks at Sera Monastery, Lhasa

Does Religion Play an Important Role in Defining Tibetan Culture !

Culture of every country is hugely driven by the religion that is followed by the people of that country, and it is no different in Tibet either. Impact of Buddhism, which is the most widely practiced religion, can be seen on almost every thing you set your eyes on, even on the attractive key chain that you buy from the smallest of street shops have a depiction of Buddhism in some form or the other. People of Tibet take their religion, beliefs and values very seriously. In the past, every family was expected to send at least one boy to monastery which were religious centers imparting education. Even though the economic stability of Tibetans has increased many folds but still many people go to these monasteries for their studies.

What Do Art of Tibet Symbolize !

Art is probably the most visible form of religion in Tibet. The Paintings and craft works are deeply religious in nature. They are inspired by almost all religious beliefs, Mahayana Buddhist, Tantric influence, Bon influence, all have their say in the paintings of Tibet. Find the most amazing pieces of art works in the form of Thangka paintings, Wood prints and cliff paintings. You can buy them from any general store or from an art gallery. Whenever you pass by a big rock, look around it, you might just find the most intricate and beautiful piece of cliff painting on it, and it might be the oldest one as well, as the cliff paintings in Tibet is said to be ongoing from pre historic times.

Need to Know More About Tibetan Culture !

Culture of Tibet which is completely dedicated to Buddhism is arguably the most particular and convoluted of all that have evolved with time and made their presence felt. Everyone in your family can have a taste of the Tibetan culture during the many live performance shows that you can catch anywhere, on streets or in open fields. It’s a good exposure for the youngsters to know about a different culture and tradition that will generate awareness and sense of tolerance towards other’s religion. These shows equally fascinate the young and elderly people as they are full of life, colours and vivacity. For a more professional show, check out the timings of the shows from the tourism department. Most of the shows, by professional troops are held during festivals and fairs.

So don’t let this opportunity go by, come to Tibet and find new paths towards happy life and learn new ways of living your life, satiated.