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Tibet is also called the roof of the world. Over thousands of years a unique civilization developed with its own language, its own writing, its own culture and a specific form of Buddhism called Lamaism.

Dalai Lama - Biography - artelino

Dalai Lama Biography.Video and text documentary narrating the biography of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for a free and democratic Tibet, for his role in encouraging unity and friendly relations among different religions and for his continuous preaching of compassion, kindness and love towards others.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 23:03 Read more: Dalai Lama Biography

Tibet's Cry for Freedom - artelino

This is Tibet.Trailer of a documentary film by Lara Damiani about the struggle of the Tibetan people for freedom since the Chinese invasion in 1950. Watch this trailer and you will understand why China will never voluntarily loosen its tight grip on Tibet.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 18:37 Read and watch: Tibet's Cry for Freedom

Chinese Censorship on Tibet Broadcasts (CNN) - artelino

CNN reports on Tibet.Ralitsa Vassileva and Richard Holmes from CNN report about the censorship methods of Communist Chinese authorities on broadcasts about Tibet and anything related to Tibet like the Dalai Lama. The report speaks for itself.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 22:45 Read and watch: Chinese censorship CNN Tibet

Christian Amanpour (CNN) on the Dalai Lama - artelino

CNN reports about the Dalai Lama.CNN documentary from 2008 by Christiane Amanpour about the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. It is one part from a series titled 'Buddha's Warriors'. The meeting and interview took place at Dharamsala, the Indian exile residence of the Dalai Lama in Northern India.

After the dramatic flight to India in 1959, the Indian Prime Minister Nehru granted asylum to the Dalai Lama and ten thousands of Tibetan refugees in spite of political tensions with Communist China.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 23:27 Read more: Christiane Amanpour - Dalai Lama

Potala Palace - artelino

Potala PalaceHigh above Lhasa on a hill dominates the massive, 13 stories complex of the Potala Palace. Definitely one of the most unusual and impressive buildings in the world. It was the home of the Dalai Lamas beginning with the fifth, who had started the construction of the huge building. In 1959 the 14th Dalai Lama fled the palace under dramatic circumstances.

Today the Potala Palace has become a symbol for the tragedy of the Tibetan people and the systematic destruction of their cultural and religious identity by Communist China.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 23:15 Read more: Potala Palace

Tibetan Medicine - artelino

Medicine Buddha - Thangka.Tibetan medicine is different from Western, Chinese or Indian medicine. Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Buddhism are connected with each other. For Tibetans an illness occurs when the balance between three bodily fluids is disturbed - air, bile and mucus. Hatred, desire and ignorance as well as external influences are regarded as reasons that can poison the soul and thus the body.

While Western medicine has reached a high level when it comes to fight the symptoms of a disease, the Tibetan medicine tries to heal the deeper reasons of the illness.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 23:22 Read more: Tibetan medicine

Lhasa and Tibet - artelino

Lhasa and Tibet. Interview with a Tibetan monk.Film coverage by Explore about Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. You see Lhasa, the Tibetan capital with the Potala Palace. And get an insight of the daily life of monks at a Tibetan monastery.

In an interview with one of the monks, the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism are explained in an easy to understand way. The focus of Tibetan Buddhism is on compassion.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2010 23:21 Read more: Lhasa and Tibet

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