Religion and Culture

MONLAM CHENMO

MONLAM CHENMO
Religion and Culture

MONLAM CHENMO

The Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is the most important Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the year and begins on the 4th da...

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T I B E T A N  Y A K
Animals and Surroundings

T I B E T A N Y A K

The yak is the nomad’s most precious commodity, the source of all his ‘nor’ or wealth and the main bovine on the Tibetan Plateau. A distant cousin ...

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CURATED NEWS JANUARY 2023
Curated News

CURATED NEWS JANUARY 2023

Curated news is a bi-monthly newsletter showcasing ideas, initiatives and practices from around the world and here in Ritoma. We hope these finding...

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YEAR OF THE WATER RABBIT
Animals and Surroundings

YEAR OF THE WATER RABBIT

The Lunar New Year is marked by the first day of the lunar year and is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan Plateau. It is a symbol of new b...

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N E W  Y E A R

N E W Y E A R

We enter the 2023 new year filled with hope, and wish all those in the world who have encountered suffering due to conflict, privation and poor hea...

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TORKYA CEREMONY
Religion and Culture

TORKYA CEREMONY

Each year, across the Tibetan Plateau, monks perform the ‘Torkya’ or Ritual Cake Throwing Ceremony, a ritual meant to cleanse the air of any malevo...

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GANDEN NAMCHOE
Religion and Culture

GANDEN NAMCHOE

Each year on a winter night, the outlines of a multitude of villages and nomad settlements across the Tibetan Plateau emerge from obscurity, illumi...

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NORLHA'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY
People

NORLHA'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY

November 13th, 2022 marks the completion of Norlha’s 15th year in Ritoma: Fifteen years ago, we pitched our work tents in the valley at the entranc...

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WINTER CHAM
Religion and Culture

WINTER CHAM

Every year around December, when the cold has settled in and the new year is close, the monastery in Garnying, a few kilometers from Ritoma, holds ...

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CIRCULAR COLLECTION
Clothing

CIRCULAR COLLECTION

Norlha is releasing a limited range of one-off scarves, handwoven from repurposed yak khullu and silk-blend yarns left over from previous collectio...

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CURATED NEWS OCTOBER 2022
Curated News

CURATED NEWS OCTOBER 2022

Curated news is a bi-monthly newsletter showcasing ideas, initiatives and practices from around the world and here in Ritoma.  Bringing insight, co...

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CHOEKHOR DAY
Animals and Surroundings

CHOEKHOR DAY

As autumn rolls in with yellowing and darkening skies, Ritoma’s pastoralists prepare for winter. Yak and sheep, which had been grazing at higher al...

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