August 30, 2020
Curated news is a bi-monthly series showcasing ideas, initiatives and practices from around the world and here in Ritoma. We hope these findings bring you fresh insights, a renewed sense of connection and grounding nourishment.
I N S I G H T
Ponder the state of handmade design with Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at MoMA.
Study the ancient knotting system used by Andean civilizations to store memories.
Learn about endangered crafts and the destinations around the world keeping them alive.
C O N N E C T
Attend the online exhibit “A delirium of color: Oaxaca in the 1960s” by Museo Textil de Oaxaca.
Discover the ancient Sardinian craft of woven sea silk.
Experience life through the lens of buddhist monk, Nicholas Vreeland.
N O U R I S H
Ground with the sounds of nature.
Uplift with Juliette de Bairacli Levy, friend of Gypsies, traveller and world renowned herbalist.
Take inspiration from the Tara, Tibetan Buddhist deity who works for the benefit of all beings.
L O C A L
Annual Picnic. Ritoma monks finished a busy Spring season with their annual picnic held between July 22nd - 26th, followed by their month-long summer retreat, which ends on September 17th.
Moving Pastures. On August 18th, nomads moved from Chakka, Ritoma's highest summer pasture, at an altitude of 3700 mtrs, down to the first fall pasture, Zaka, where they were greeted by the season's first snowfall.
Laptse. Amne Tongre, Ritoma's Guardian peak, at an altitude of 4200mtrs, will see it's annual two day Laptse on the 14th of September. The Village men, bearing their clan arrows, will ride their horses to pay homage to the deity and spend a day horse-racing and camping below the mountain.
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