Workers sing and dance while working on a roof in the old city portion of Lhasa in the Barkor (bar skor).
Traditional blacksmiths demonstrate the processes involved with heating and shaping metal, with special attention to the operation of the bellows. This is the first in a series of short clips detailing the creation of a plough blade.
A monk explains the iconography of a contemporary Manjushri thangka painted in Lhasa.
A nomadic proverb from Sertar, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan
Interview with the senior lama of this Gyemen-area monastery, up-valley from Chongyé, Dekyi Park, and Pünrap Manor.
Tutorial on writing simple Russian phrases in Cyrillic cursive. Has phrases translated into English. Good for RUSS 1010 classes in the first two weeks when students might need help connecting Cyrillic letters. Also a good reminder for students who may have trouble doing so throughout the semester.
A tour of the most important chapels on the second floor of the great assembly hall at Drepung Monastery. The tour includes shots of the Maitreya chapel but focuses primarily on the Kangyur chapel and the religious art and relics inside. Narrated by Georges Dreyfus.
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