Below is the link to a wonderful website that explores all aspects of Tibetan culture, religion, food and travel inside of the country. They also have a regular e-newsletter that you can sign up to for free.
Tibet Support Group York is keen to help promote knowledge of Tibetan Medicine and is now beginning to develop a connection with:
The International Academy for Traditional Medicine (IATTM)
Their Website gives background information about Tibetan medicine and the courses that IATTM runs. We hope to be able to organise a series of talks in York covering different aspects of Tibetan Medicine.
In the centre stands a magnificent snow-clad mountain, which represents the great nation of Tibet, widely known as the "Land Surrounded by Snow Mountains".
The six red that bands spread across the dark blue sky represent the original six tribes of the Tibetan people. At the top of the snowy mountain, the sun which represents the equal enjoyment of freedom, spiritual and material happiness and prosperity by all beings in the land of Tibet.
On the slopes of the mountain a pair of snow lions representing the countries accomplishment of a unified spiritual and secular life.
The three-coloured jewel held aloft represents the ever-present reverence held by the Tibetan people towards the three supreme jewels: The Buddha, The Dharma (teaching) and The Sangha (community).
The two-coloured swirling jewel held between the two lions represents the people's guarding and cherishing of the self discipline of correct ethical behaviour. Lastly, the adornment with a yellow border symbolises that the teachings of the Buddha.
The Tibetan flag is banned in Tibet and possession of a flag is harshly punished.
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