Picnic Tents

Picnic Tents

Tibetan culture and society is rooted in pastoralism. The population outside cities is mostly nomadic, though many are both nomads and farmers, and...

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Master Sculptor

Master Sculptor

PEMBA DORJE  (1930-2011) Norbulingka Institute was founded to help revive Tibetan artistic tradition and artisanship. We were fortunate to have wit...

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Treasures of Norbulingka

Treasures of Norbulingka

In Tibet, religious objects were commissioned by patrons, individual artists, or guilds, as existed in Lhasa. All orders were custom made and patro...

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The Norbulingka Family

The Norbulingka Family

Thirty years ago, Norbulingka marked its beginnings, with our first trainees decorating the newly erected buildings under Master Thangka painter Te...

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Support Norbulingka

Support Norbulingka

Please Support Norbulingka Institute during Covid-19. Norbulingka Institute is a non-profit organization, chaired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama un...

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Appliquéd Thangka

Appliquéd Thangka

Thangka appliqué is a technique of creating thangkas using not paint, but precious silk. Just like thangka paintings, thangka applique is a sacred ...

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