Archive for July 2017

Buddhist Burma Tour Report

Buddhist Burma 2015 On January 16 the twelve brave souls on the maiden trip organised by the Shang Shung Institute UK, met up at Yangon international airport. For the next ten days we visited ancient royal palaces, temples and pagodas, dusty modern downtowns, caves filled with statues, idyllic Lake Inley and the magnificent Irrawady river,…

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Ladakh 2015 – An Insight

LADAKH TOUR 2015 – An Insight… by Jamyang Oliphant and Maria Jimena Navarra Lake on the way to Nubra valley Due to its remoteness, Ladakh has preserved a very traditional and unique way of life. In fact there is a Ladakhi proverb which says: “The land is so barren and the passes so high that…

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What is Shang Shung?

What is Shang Shung? Shang Shung, the name of the Institute, reflects the pre-Buddhist foundations of Tibetan culture and history. The ancient kingdom of Shang Shung once occupied a large area including Western and Northern Tibet with Mount Kailash at its centre. The study of Shang Shung is important if we are to understand the…

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