Nyingmapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism

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The Nyingmapa order has the longest history establishment history of the transmission of all the four Major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. This is reflected in the name Nyingma, which literary means “Old Order”. The Other three main schools of Tibetan Buddhism; Sakya, Kagyu, and Gelug collectively refer as New Order (Sarma), Because they rely on the translation of Buddhist script from India during the period of second dissemination of Buddhism to Tibet.

Nyingmapa relies primarily on the old translation, and its origins can trace back the Buddhist pioneer at the time of King Trisong Detsen. Though the Newer translation is technically more polish, this school preference for the early translation is due to the fact that the old translation is prepared under the guidance spiritual attainment of the realized Master.

The most important teacher in the Nyingmapa tradition is Padmasambhava. The north Indian yogic, who is the prominent figure in introducing Buddhism in Tibet. Because of this Nyingmapa’s feel, their lineage is the most authentic and complete teaching of the early master who brought Buddhism to Tibet.

Nyingmapa’s trace their translation lineage back the Samye Monastery, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tibet. during the time there was hundreds of scholars and translator, translating on Sutras and Tantras to the Tibetan Language.  It is at the Same Monastery where first seven locals are ordained as monk marks the bugging of Monkshood in Tibet. He the source of Nyingmapas realism and Inspiration on practice.

Teaching in Nyingmapa is divided in the long, and short transmission. Some master received the direct transmission from the Deities and Guru in pure vision ( in Meditation or in Dreams).

Some Unique Aspects Nyingmapa Tradition:

  1. The practice of Dzogchen (great Perfection).  It the highest perfection in deity visualization. It seeks to directly examine the fundamental mind without the aid of Visualization like statue and Thangkha.
  2. The tradition of Terma. Padmasambhava has hidden lots of scriptures in a different location for the future master to find and preach.

Some major Monasteries of Nyingmapa Sect in Tibet

There is the monastery of Nyingmapa in every corner of Tibet. The most important monastery in Tibet is Mindrolling monastery near Lhasa airport, Dorjee dark monastery, and Samye Monastery

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Responsible Tourism

I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.

As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.

Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour

All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.

b) Incentives for practice

Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.

c) Staff Training every winter

Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism.  We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.

d) Tree Plantation

Some portion of the tour money  are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.

e) Smaller group size

All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.

f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet

During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

1: We nothing leave mother behind.

We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.

2: We protect the grassland

A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.

3: Collecting the garbage along the way.

We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise.  For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.

It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

I-Tibet travel is local Tibetan travel agency based in Tibet. Being register in the year 1991, as Tibet Whole world international travel Co.Ltd.  Makes one of the oldest Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Thus we can to make all the Document require for your Tibet travel including travel permits. Our service includes wide ranges of Tibet tour packagesTibet group tour for Budget Travel. Also, You can book your Tibet flight tickets and Tibet train tickets. So, We hope you will choose a Local Tibetan travel agency to travel to Tibet.

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