Saturday, May 2, 2009

Himalayablue, Tibetan Red

Himalayablue, Tibetan Red

The photo-installation (33 minutes digirama) called Himalayablues - an Audiovisual Meditation on the Ten Transcendent Virtues of the Bodhisattva is featuring photos taken in the Himalayas of Northern India (mostly in Ladakh) a region called also Western or Little Tibet, words taken from the Sanskrit-Tibetan-English vocabulary of Alexander Csoma de Koros (1784-1845), and Ms. Spalzing (a woman from Ladakh) practicing/reciting the Ngondro.

(About the author: Zsolt Suto (Lodro Tharpa) is a 33 years old Hungarian photographer and visual artist from Romania who traveled in the footsteps of Alexander Csoma de Koros for 3 months in the Himalayas of Northern India in 2007: his goal was to get to those monasteries and villages where Alexander lived and worked 200 years ago. For those who speak Hungarian the whole story of the journey can be read on his blog here: . More galleries of images taken on this trip can be found here: - you have to scroll down a bit about til the half of the page.)

It can be downloaded (avi, zip, 610 KB) from here:

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  1. it can be downloaded with jdownloader too

  2. Just a bit of more info for those who might be interested:

    There s the extended "soundtrack" of the journey which can be downloaded from here (mp3 format, zip, 150 KB): - they are field recordings. Buddhist monks and nuns doing Buddhist ceremonies, reciting, etc. - in Leh, in the famous monasteries near Leh, but also in Phuktar Monastery, Sani Gompa and Kanam or Darjeeling. Some more soundscapes from Manali, Shimla, and Delhi. Some of them are a bit "remixed".

    About Alexander Csoma de Koros ( he s the founder of Tibetology. He made the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar, as well as many studies on Tibetan Budhism and culture - 200 years ago. A very detailed site on this remarkable Hungarian here: - more links in English about his life, his journey and works and how some people think of him today here: (in the central column). He is also the first (only?) bodhisattva of the Western World (becoming more and more popular (not only) among Hungarian Buddhists - see this: