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the Tibet culture

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on 17 September 2014

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the Tibet culture
Technology
~ Despite the stone-age dimension to life, there is a lot of technology on show.
~ Impressive hydroelectric schemes are in place and power has been distributed across the plains to even very small mud huts which get a power meter on the side.
~ Amazingly there is almost 100% mobile phone penetration and on several occasions even monks were seen using mobiles, sometimes texting inside temples.
~ As in the rest of china, the Internet is filtered but it seems to change day by day.
~ Many radios look somewhat retro, including audio cassette players, but in fact they often have the ability to play back from USB storage and have SD card readers.
symbols
~some symbols are --->
~The Om symbol is a very important symbol in Tibetan jewelry and accessories
~There are an abundance of interesting and mystical Tibetan symbols in Tibetan Buddhism.
~In the Buddhism of Tibet, symbols are a part of every day living
~Symbolism found in Tibet, mostly related to Buddhist practice
Values
~Based on Tibetan values,'Karma' holds words of wisdom for all people
~ Tibetans’ habits and values are influenced by a new and different lifestyle
~As the old culture is in danger, Tibetan respect for wildlife is in danger as well.
~As Buddhists, the Tibetan people have long held great respect for the value of the lives of animals.

Norms
~Many festivals have evolved and have gained great popularity among Tibetans.
~The primitive religious ceremony focuses mainly on sacrifices, comprised of three kinds of activities: the burning of aromatic plants, blood sacrifices and dances. All three of these activities are considered indispensable on important occasions, but otherwise dancing is generally omitted.
~Tibetans are not afraid of death. They believe that death does not terminate a life, but indicates rebirth.
~Tibetans are exceedingly courteous and have rules governing their relationships
~Tibetan practice what is known as 'Sky Burials' are very private ceremonies where the family and close loved ones of the deceased pay their last respects.
language
~The Tibetan language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family.
~It has three dialects.
~Tibetan is written from left to right.
~Tibetan writing was developed in the seventh century.
In urban Tibet.
~Many Tibetans also speak Chinese.
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