Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, can very well be considered one of the great spiritual hubs of the world and the home of Tibetan Buddhism, natch. In and of itself, Tibet has a history that dates back 2,000 plus years and the “country” was a vast imperial power in the region, long before China. While some historians say that Tibet made the choice at some point to cease their outward expansion and instead collectively decided to seek inner peace, actual history says otherwise, the draw of Buddhism and the effort for individuals to seek that inner peace can hardly be denied. And where better to experience and give the effort a try than Lhasa?
This is one of those bucketlist items to do soon, before it’s too late. China’s increasing aggressiveness of developing Tibet into their own image has taken much of the image of what the country represented and has been modernizing it to yet another “China”.
We say “Live In Tibet” because, well, absolute universal enlightenment doesn’t come over night in a hotel room… usually.