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Tibetan Life, Issue #05 - Gorgeous Tibetan Mastiff Pics...
September 23, 2010

Tashi Delek!

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Questions & Answers

Each month, The Tibetan Life e-Zine is created by you with the questions you send me. Do you have a question, comment, or something else that you would like to share with our growing community of Tibetan Life fans?

Recent questions which have been answered:

I would like to know what exactly the first of the five tibetan exercises does to our body/mind system. What are the specific effects of spinning, why spinning to the right, does it have any relation with "sufi spinning"? Check out the answer here...

How is Tibetan Butter Tea made?

When is the 'Om Mani Padme Hum' or the Six Syllable Mantra used?

Can you translate my child's name for me into Tibetan?

Do you know any meditation techniques?

Did you know...

that in some areas of Tibet, when a man and woman move in together, they are considered married by the community. Divorce is not complicated, one of them simply has to move out!

A Short Tibetan Buddhist Teaching...

Meditation by Lama Thubten Yeshe

Meditation is very simple. When hearing about meditation for the first time, you might think, “That must be very special; meditation couldn’t be for me but only for special people.” This just creates a gap between you and meditation.

Actually, watching television, which we all do, is a bit like meditating. When you watch television, you watch what’s happening on the screen; when you meditate, you watch what’s happening on the inner screen of your mind—where you can see all your good qualities, but all your inner garbage as well. That’s why meditation is simple.

The difference, however, is that through meditation you learn about the nature of your mind rather than the sense world of desire and attachment. Why is this important? We think that worldly things are very useful, but the enjoyment they bring is minimal and transient. Meditation, on the other hand, has so much more to offer—joy, understanding, higher communication and control. Control here does not mean that you are controlled by somebody else but rather by your own understanding knowledge-wisdom, which is a totally peaceful and joyful experience. Thus, meditation is very useful.

Also, if you exaggerate the value of external objects, thinking that they are the most important things in life, you ignore your inner beauty and internal joyful energy; if you look only outside of yourself, you neglect your most precious human qualities—your intellect and your potential to communicate in higher ways. Thus, meditation shows you clean clear which objects of attachment confuse you and with which kinds of mind you relate to them.


Tibetan Tattoo Translation Of The Month!

'Carolina' from New York requested that her name be translated into the Tibetan script for her next tattoo. Please send us a photo when you get your tattoo done and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter.

Check out this month's featured Tibetan tattoo below...

Tibetan Tattoo Of The Month!

This lovely lady at my yoga studio agreed to share her beautiful tattoo with us.

'Shedhe' means "Peace'.

She showed it to the Dalai Lama once and he said that it was very nice, almost perfect. The only improvement that could have been made was that the tail of the first letter 'Sha' should be straighter and a little longer.

Would you like to be featured in next months edition? Send in your pics and brief story now!

Tibetan Dog Of The Month

Ranesha, a gorgeous Tibetan Mastiff from the Czech republic as a puppy and fully grown. See more photos of her


Want can you do to help Tibet?

Check out the following web sites:

Students for a Free Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet

If you would like to know how...

I made this gorgeous little web site all by my non-techie self, check out the link below...

Site Build It!

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