Tibetan Arts and Traditions

Tibet Oral History Project

Tibetan elders share their cultural traditions

Performing an opera for the Dalai Lama's installation

Sherap Jungnay describes the opera Thepa Thepa, which he and other monks performed for the 14th Dalai Lama's installation.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Becoming a Buddhist monk

Thupten Rangjung explains why his mother wanted him to become a Buddhist monk.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Being a bride in Tibet

Dechen Lhamo describes a Tibetan bride's journey to her new home.

Read more about her life in the oral history transcript

Annual horse riding festivals

Lobsang Tashi remembers how horses were prepared for the annual racing competition.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

"A song for every occasion"

Palden Chonphel sings a traditional milking song.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Preserving an ancient culture

Tsewang Khangsar emphasizes the importance of preserving the Tibetan culture.

Read more about his life in the oral history transcript

Learn more about cultural traditions of Tibet from the elders.

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TIBET ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
www.TibetOralHistory.org

Interviewers: Marcella Adamski; Katharine Davies Samway, Rebecca Novick, Martin Newman

Transcriber: Tenzin Yangchen

Photographs by Marcella Adamski, Katharine Davies Samway, Henry Tenenbaum, Dhiraj Kafle.
Videos created by Tony Sondag.
Videographers included Pema Tashi, Ronny Novick, Jeff Lodas

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