This is the beautiful entrance to the self-sustaining Norbulingka Institute
that is known worldwide for it's mission of ensuring that the Tibetan culture gets passed down new generations. It was in the early 1980s that Kelsang Yeshi, the Minister of the Department of Religion and Culture and his wife Kim Yeshi started nursing the idea of a centre that would focus on reviving Tibetan arts. The structure, based on traditional Tibetan architectural style and built by traditional carvers, carpenters, painters and statue-makers promotes nine product lines and has a dedicated section for each. Each product line is rooted in tradition but has adopted modern tastes.
The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1995 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Our next feature will take you through some of the sections of Norbulingka - the woodpainting, wood carving, thangka painting and more. So make sure you keep coming back!