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Tibetan Life, Issue #001 -- Delicious Tibetan Recipes!
November 26, 2009
Tashi Delek

Welcome to Tibetan Life's E-Zine!

Have you tasted traditional Tibetan momos?
If not, you are missing out!

Tibetan Recipes for Momos are slightly different according to each region in Tibet. Momos are easy and quick to make once you get the hang of it and make unique party hors d'oeuvres, appetizer or the main dinner course.

Here is a picture of a cute Tibetan guy actually making momos to inspire you!

Get Recipes for delicious meat momos or veggie momos.

Here are two more Tibetan Recipes
- Vegetable Momos

Spinach and Cheese Momos:

For 30 momos for 2 to 4 people...

* 8 handfuls of spinach leaves

* 1.2 Kg of cottage cheese

* Salt, pepper, spices

Finely chop the spinach and mix with the cottage cheese. Add salt, pepper and any spices or herbs that you would like. Fill momos (and make the dough) as seen

You can also make half moon shapes or you can experiment!

Carrot and Cabbage Momos

* 600 grams tofu

* 1/3 head of cabbage

* 5 carrots

* 2 onions

* garlic

* ginger

Finely chop the carrots, onions and cabbage. Mix together with the crumbled tofu. Add salt, pepper, ginger and garlic to taste.


Did you know...?

Tibetans don't ask people they meet on the street how they are...they always ask where they are going!

A Short Tibetan Buddhist Teaching...
What is Karma?

Karma is your experience, your experience of your body, and your experience of your mind. That is karma. Karma is Sanskrit, words is Sanskrit. What really means, meaning of karma is cause and effect. So, your experience, feeling happy, unhappy, by physically, by mentally, is another reaction.

Can you realize? That is result. One action produces another reaction. That is karma. As science say—it not only the East philosophy—science explain all the matter relating each other. Do you? Do you study that kind of? In the West, science, they explain all matters relying on each other. Okay? Clear, I think!

All the existence, external, internal, not come just accidentally. The energy of external, energy of internal, everything relating in each other. Example, your body, just simple example, energy of your body is relating from your parents. Your parents' body is relating another body. Those kind of things karma. Clear? Good, thank you.

Lama Yeshe - Courtesy of Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archieve

Stuck for that perfect Christmas gift?

Tibetans being mostly Buddhists don't celebrate Christmas. Their most important holiday of the year is the Tibetan New Year or Losar. (Lo is year and Sar means, you guessed it, new).

But most of us in the west do. (Tibetan husbands with foreign wives better start if they know what's good for them!) If you are panicking and don't have a clue what to get that special someone, I think I can help you.

What a perfect way to show your support for Tibet and give someone a personal gift. Have their name translated into Tibetan and printed on a tee shirt.

I just had one made for my hubbie and will send you a pick when it arrives! So we know the Tibetans are into this, how about you?

Click here for more info...

Ho Ho Ho!!

A wee tip on how to be happy...

A positive thought and a negative thought cannot stay in your mind at the same time. Therefore, when an unhappy negative thought comes into your mind, by just thinking a wee happy thought, the negative thought will be pushed right out of your mind. For stubborn and determined negative thoughts, it might take holding that positive thought in your mind for a few moments to completely get rid of it. Try it and see that it is really your choice to remain happy or not!

Tibet's Future

The Dalai Lama and the Tibetans have tried just about everything to regain their country but the Chinese government won't even talk to them. What can they do?

If you have an idea to help these gentle, fun loving people go home, please post your idea here.

Meditation Quotes...

"Whether we sit with our arms folded this way and our legs crossed that way is of little consequence. But it is extremely important to check and see if whatever meditation we do is an actual remedy for our suffering."

Lama Yeshe

See more quotes here

Wondering how you can get involved?

There are many ways:

Check out the following web sites:

Students for a Free Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet

Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy

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