March 7, 2021
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
Study the impact of indigenous practices on fashion with minority ethnic scholars & educators, March 26.
Contemplate how contemporary makers are keeping the ancient art of weaving alive in Mexico.
Observe daily life in early 20th century Tibet with elders.
C O N N E C T
Discover the basketry techniques of the Wounaan and Emberá Indians who inhabit an untouched rainforest in Panamá.
Voyage to the Himalayas for a seed gathering expedition with Jamaica Kincaid.
Experience the delightful work of Violeta Parra, the first Latin American artist in the Louvre.
N O U R I S H
Recenter with the sounds of the forest.
Learn about Buddhist Vajrayana techniques of dream yoga.
Fly with the sun as part of Aerocene Pacha, Tomás Saraceno’s inspiring global art project.
Explore the themes of womanhood, friendship and mysticism in Buddhism with Vanessa R. Sasson.
L O C A L
Rebirth. On the 7th of February, the villagers of Ritoma and representatives of Norlha visited the families of the deceased to donate towards the lighting of butter lamps, a contribution of merit towards their happy rebirth.
Losar Celebrations. The 12th of February was the celebration of Losar. Families stayed up past 12:00am on the 11th to light lanterns outside their homes to welcome the coming of the new year. This was followed by prayers and a family breakfast.
Horse Races. The 17th of February, the sixth day of the new year, was celebrated with village horse races and performances of dancing and play acting.
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