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Present hada is a common practice among the Tibetan people to express their
best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting
the elders and the betters, and entertaining guests. The white hada, a long
narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good fortune.
Proposing a Toast and Tea
Proposing a Toast and Tea When you come to a Tibetan family, the host will
propose a toast, usually barley wine. You should sip three times and then
drink up. To entertain guests with tea is a daily etiquette. The guest has
not to drink until the host presents the tea to you.
Greetings don't forget to add "la" after saying hello to the Tibetan
people to show respect. Make Way to others. Try not to make any sounds while
eating and drinking.
Sky burial is a common form in Tibet. There are many prohibitions. Strangers
are not allowed to attend the ceremony. Visitors should respect this custom
and keep away from such occasions.
Also known as the Lamaism, the Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to Tibet
from the mainland and India in the seventh century. The Tibetan Buddhism
consists of four major sects, the Ge-lug-pa (Yellow) Sect, the Nying-ma-pa
(Red) Sec, the Saturday-kya-pa (Variegated) Sect, and the Ka-gyu-pa (White)
The immediate motivations of pilgrimage are many, but for the ordinary Tibetan
it amounts to a means of accumulating merit or good luck. The lay practitioner
might go on pilgrimage in the hope of winning a better rebirth, cure an
illness, and end a spate of bad luck or simply because of a vow to take
a pilgrimage if a bodhisattva granted a wish.
In Tibet there are countless sacred destinations, ranging from lakes
and mountains to monasteries and caves that once served as meditation
retreats for important yogin. Specific pilgrimages are often proscribed
for specific ills; certain mountains for example expiate certain sins.
A circumambulation of Mt. Kailash offers the possibility of liberation
within three lifetimes, while a circuit of Lake Manasarovar can result
in spontaneous Buddha hood.
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