Religion and Culture

GANDEN NAMCHOE

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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NORLHA ARTISANS
Craft

NORLHA ARTISANS

Norlha provides training and long-term employment opportunities for local nomads and families, equipping them with skills to become expert weavers,...

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THE FOUR FRIENDS
People

THE FOUR FRIENDS

To celebrate this month’s full moon, we would like to offer a blessing to our community of friends. The Four Friends blessing is hand-painted in co...

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THE TIBETAN PICNIC
People

THE TIBETAN PICNIC

Picnics are at the core of the Tibetan concept of leisure. With cities as hubs for commerce, city dwellers seek out nature as a source of enjoyment...

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YARNEY ~ INTERVIEW WITH A MONK
Religion and Culture

YARNEY ~ INTERVIEW WITH A MONK

Yarney is a six week retreat period that monks practice in the summer, beginning over two thousand years ago at the time of Buddha Sakyamuni. Dakpa...

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