SACRED SITES OF ASIA 5

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SACRED SITES OF ASIA 5

Potala: The Sacred Palace of Tibet

Potala Palace at dawn.

Towering above the once forbidden city of Lhasa in Tibet stands the magnificent palace of the Dalai Lamas – the Potala. From the mid 17th century it has been the centre of the Tibetan theocracy and home to the Dalai Lamas – the Gelugpa rulers of Tibet and of Mahayana Buddhism. In its expanding iterations the Potala has witnessed the most turbulent times in Tibet’s history, which has, with its extraordinary dzong-style architecture, led to it being listed as a World Heritage site in 1994. In this lecture we will look at the story of this great citadel and its place in Tibet’s dramatic history.

Judy Tenzing

Judy’s life has centred around the Himalaya and the great sub-continent – and Tibet. Once completing her tertiary studies in South Asian history, she spent a decade living and working in the region as a tour and trekking guide. Over the following four decades Judy has continued to feed her passion and study by hands-on experience as a travel guide and lecturer. She is the author of the definitive book on Sherpa mountaineering history, Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest (published 2001) and is currently working on a new project set in the region. Judy travels frequently to India, Bhutan and Nepal and maintains close ties with their wonderful people.

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Date:
17 July, 2023
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
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Cost:
$12.00 – $20.00
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TAASA
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