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Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Video: Introducing Parnashavari, A Fierce-Looking Healer Dressed in Leaves

Featured in Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, Parnashavari is a Tibetan Buddhist deity known for her ability to heal injury and cure disease.
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Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum's new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.

Photo of the Day: A Long Narrow Enchanted Lake Between India and Tibet

A view of Pangong Tso, Tibetan for
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A view of Pangong Tso, Tibetan for "long, narrow, enchanted lake," also referred to as Pangong Lake, which stretches from India to Tibet, on August 13, 2013. (shankii/Flickr)

Gallery: The Tea Road to Lhasa by Photographer Michael Yamashita

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In a stunning new book, National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita takes viewers along a historic trade route high up in the Tibetan Plateau. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong this Thursday, October 25.

Photos: From Lhasa to Everest, a Glimpse of Tibet Before Latest Ban on Tourism

Young monks training one another in the
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On the eve of China's ban on foreign travel in Tibet, Asia Society's Director of Education provides a personal look at the country's people, scenery and monasteries.

Photo of the Day: Smoky Mountain Scenery in Nyingchi, Tibet

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Smoky mountain scenery resembling Chinese ink painting in Nyingchi, Tibet on April 15, 2012. (Xianyi Shen/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Sorting Prints in Labrang Monastery, Tibet

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A monk sorting prints in Labrang Monastery in Gansu province of Tibet on June 26, 2011. (Kevin Schoenmakers/Flickr)

Interview: Robert Barnett on Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire

Tibetans offer prayers near mock coffins to represent the victims self-immolation during a rally in Siliguri, in the Indian state of West Bengal, on February 8, 2012. China said February 7 it would 'resolutely crack down' on any attempts to instigate violence in Tibetan-inhabited areas, where authorities have launched a deadly clampdown on protesters. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
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Current tensions — including Tibetan monks and nuns using self-immolation as a form of protest — are not going to disappear without some concession from China's government, says a leading Tibet expert.

Photos: Vanishing Cultures Project Captures Threatened Tibetan Traditions

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The Vanishing Cultures Project's photographer-and-writer team journeyed to a remote corner of Nepal to document the indigenous Loba people and threats to their way of life.

Photo of the Day: Pool Table in Tibet

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Young men play pool outdoors against a mountain backdrop in Tibet on February 1, 2012.  (hcchien /Flickr)