Exciting Tibet, Africa, Adventure, Hiking, Pilgrimage and Peace
"Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun
is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength,
be quick and spare no effort of your wings." -
on Name to Connect:
Worldwide movement of 1.8
million members in 150 countries who campaign for human
World's only dedicated
Buddhist news service, providing in-depth coverage and
Join six blind Tibetan
teenagers as they attempt to climb a 23,000’ peak, led by the first
blind person to summit Mt. Everest, Erik Weihenmayer, and his
of Tibetan art and culture highlighting the talents of young
Tibetans: their photography, painting, sculpture, information
technology, music, fashion design and other creative arts. The
Festival includes the Tibetan Music Awards, Tibetan Film Festival
and Miss Tibet Pageant.
Established in 1985 to
educate New Zealanders about the illegal occupation of Tibet by
China and to pressure the NZ government into recognising Tibet as
an occupied country. Web site offers extensive info on history of
Tibet and latest news about the Tibetan struggle.
Promotes human rights and
self-determination for Tibetans to protect their culture and
Fusing Tibetan, blues,
and rock music, the three Tibetan brothers' haunting sound is the
voice of today's exiled Tibetans.
music with downloads from Lobsang Wangyal Productions and the
Tibetan Music Awards.
Ngawang Choephel studied
music at Middlebury College and became a professor and Fulbright
scholar. In the mid-90's, while in Tibet conducting research on
folk dance and music, he was arrested by the Chinese on charges of
Tibetan news, views,
photos, goods, books and forums. Speak with the Tibetan community
throughout the world.
Best of Tibetan Buddhist
books, music, audio, art, calendars, dharma items, posters,
statues, dvds, video and more.
Techung is a talented
Tibetan singer/songwriter living in exile. He is best known for his
performances of traditional Tibetan music, dance, and opera under
the name Tashi Dhondup Sharzur. Whether performing in traditional
or contemporary styles, Techung's dual goals are to revive Tibetan
music in the Tibetan community and to expose the rich performing
cultural tradition of his homeland to the world community. His
music is featured on this website's Tibet movie.
Official website of the
seat of His Holiness the Panchen Lama, kidnapped in 1995 at the age
Talented Tibetan composer
and musician whose songs of social conscience instantly carry you
Valuable resource for
contacting commerce, media, artists, NGOs and others keeping the
Tibetan way of life alive.
Gallery of the Thangde
Gatsal Studio, a school in Dharamsala, India that teaches the art
of Tibetan thangka painting.
Monthly magazine in
English that engages Tibetans (especially youth) in "what it means
to be Tibetan."
The office of the Dalai
Lama in India.
Dedicated to presenting
Tibetan civilization, its profound wisdom and special art of
freedom to the people of the world.
Searchable index of
Tibet-related websites, offering news, arts, entertainment,
history, maps and support groups.
Founded in 1959 to raise
awareness of the plight of Tibet. It continues to work for the
Tibetan people's right to self-determination. The Tibet Relief Fund
is the charitable wing of the Society. It funds a range of projects
within Tibetan refugee communities, as well as in Tibet
Online news service
providing the latest Tibet news, including politics, culture,
education and events/activities.
Daily news from about
Tibet from sources around the world. Free daily e-mail
Websites that promote
awareness of Tibet and its diverse cultural and spiritual
Committed to the
principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and
witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and
divine. The AFSC draws into its work people of many faiths and
backgrounds who nurture the faith that conflicts can be resolved
nonviolently, that enmity can be transformed into friendship,
strife into cooperation, poverty into well-being, and injustice
into dignity and participation.
independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers
emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics,
natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in
nearly 70 countries.
Extensive news about life
in Africa–news that most often goes unreported by the rest of the
Confederation of 12
organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more
than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering
Download your free PDF
booklet of poems from eight different authors dedicated to the
thousands of Africans whose lives are less fortunate than our own.
Together we can make a difference. (Just click.)
Seekers and Peace Makers:
Great source for finding
helpful information and resources about single and solo
Dan has written an
inspiring book and directed three exceptional pilgrimage
documentaries and a fourth is on its way. They interweave the
spiritual aspects of basketball with the integral dynamics of
pilgrimage and friendship.
Since 1986, Derek Walker
Youngs has devoted much of his time to walking as a Peace Pilgrim.
During that time he has walked over 24,000km in seventeen
countries. The Peace Walker Society is a group of concerned,
committed citizens who recognize that Peace is a process, an
exquisite journey of enriching our lives and giving back to the
focusing on personal and spiritual growth and the deeper meaning of
events. Specialties include dream interpretation, relationship,
career and life-path issues, children, finances and passed-on loved
A fellow-wanderer whose
exploits have taken him on some amazing adventures from Kenya to
Spain, the Appalachian Trail and Lewis and Clark Trail. Great
She walked over 25,000
miles from 1953-81 with an open heart and simple message for anyone
ready to listen. An amazing testimony to the difference one person
Über-trekker and force
behind the Sea-to-Sea trans-America route and Pacific Northwest
Trail; prolific author and walking advocate.
trekkers/pilgrims and award-winning authors who infect others,
especially women, with an enthusiasm for backpacking and long
While there are many
travel sites, few question "why" we travel. Bob Fisher's website
explores the philosophy, "We travel to explore the diversity of
human society; and in so doing discover the commonality.” For a
probing look at his and other's journeys, pay a visit here.
Mony and Alberto were two
pilgrims who met on the Camino. That transformative journey
inspired them to make a peace walk from Rome to Jerusalem. Join
these fellow pilgrims as they share their adventure.
Hiking and Traveling Light:
Everything you need to
know about trekking poles, whether trying them out, or perfecting
technique. Benefits, tips, seminars, award-winning video and
dvd–all in one place.
presenting the best in travel, gear, books, advice and everything
you need to "keep it wild."
Premier adventure travel
web site and source for award-winning travel articles, vacation
packages, online travel directories, adventure tour operators,
photo galleries, screensavers, slideshows—anything and everything
for all your adventure travel needs.
backpacking. One of the best English language sites on the Camino
de Santiago. John Muir Trail and PCT emphasized. Adventurous older
Stories, gear tips,
nutrition, travel, and forums--helping you travel with minimum
weight for maximum pleasure.
travelog, featuring caving, long distance backpacking,
mountaineering, worldwide misadventures, and more.
Still undecided about
Nordic poles? Visit this blog devoted to answering all your
manufacturer of lightweight outdoor clothing and equipment.
Provides inspiration and
links to plan your trip. Destination guides and feature stories
about amazing places around the world...and excerpts from top
travel books…like Yak Butter Blues!
When life's path calls
for light, innovative and affordable, visit these folks for the
latest in backpacking and hiking gear.
When you're serious about
trekking, do your knees, hips and ankles a favor. LEKIs poles and
walking sticks allow you to walk farther in comfort and live to do
it all again.
Where demanding trekkers,
alpinists, adventure racers and ultrarunners find the perfect
footwear for their passion.
Omnimap has over 250,000
map items and is one of the world's largest specialty retailers of
paper and digital maps, hiking guides, travel accessories, map
pins, globes, flags, and more. Their specialty is international
maps for nearly all countries and regions of the world.
Hiking trails and
Enjoy best trip reviews,
travel features, and excellent travel photos in your on-line
Join famed adventurer and
author Richard Bangs for up-close-and-personal "virtual"
Taiga Works is a
manufacturer and retailer of leading edge outdoor equipment:
Gore-Tex garments and other rain gear, down clothing, fleece, soft
shells, cycle wear, sleeping bags, bivy shelters, backpacks and
accessories (hats, mitts, gaiters, booties).
One of the best
international sources we've found for hiking and pilgrimage trails
around the world. Discover first-person trip journals, books,
guides, maps, photos and more.
Websites with useful
information about Walking, Hiking, Trekking, Camping & Back
Packing, Outdoor Equipment, Coastal paths, Long distance footpaths,
Trails, National Parks, Walking & Trekking Holidays, and Guides
etc. from around the world.
Penultimate resource for
planning your next long-distance Euro trek, with info and links by
country, GR routes, maps & guides, equipment, walking
vacations, competitions and festivals. Make this your first
Dedicated to the world of
outdoor sports and activities, travel and adventure with
activities, articles and books for hiking, climbing, cycling,
caving and more.
Camino de Santiago,
Diaries and photos from a
Danish pilgrim on her journeys along the Camino Frances, Camino del
Norte, and Camino Aragones/Frances (in Danish/English). Practical
advice for those planning their own journey and photos for those
reminiscing their own days on the trail.
Guide to walking the
"Milky Way" across Spain with articles, how-to info, books and more
Learn the history of the
pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint James the Great at Santiago de
Compostela in northwest Spain, and the practicalities of following
the ancient pilgrim ways today.
video account of journey along the Camino de Santiago.
organization dedicated to the identification and mapping of pilgrim
routes all over the world, regardless of religion or belief. They
have published books about traveling the Camino de Santiago
("Riding the Milky Way") and Via Francigena ("Riding the Roman
Way") by horseback.
All the Good Pilgrims is
a first-hand look at the Camino experience, written by a fellow who
has walked it five times. Each day brings new lessons, reminding
him that it isn’t the pilgrim who walks the Camino – it’s the
Camino that walks the pilgrim.
Helpful world forum with
over 1300 members consisting of those who have walked the Camino de
Santiago–and those planning their own journey.
Pilgrim, author, speaker,
filmmaker and life-coach, Sue Kenney is an expert on all things
Camino, as well as a motivational speaker.
Classic how-to guide for
those interested in walking the Camino de Santiago across northern
Spain by Alison Raju and published by Cicerone.
Join this accomplished
pilgrim traveler/author whose website offers excerpts from his
upcoming book, Naïve & Abroad: Limping 600 Miles Across
Spain, A Pilgrimage through History and his latest book
Pakistan: Travel in a Land of Mullahs
This wonderful new book
by Julie Burk and Neville Tencer is a story about a midlife couple
who embark on a great adventure — walking 1,000 km on the Via
Francigena, an ancient pilgrim trail through the heart of Italy.
Join them as they discover the culture and cuisine of a captivating
country – as together they push the limits of self-discovery.
Ultimate source for
detailed information about the Via Francigena, an ancient
pilgrimage route from England to Rome.
Interesting site (in
Italian) offers valuable information about the Via Francigena,
including pellegrino's accounts, photos, books, history,
associations and links. Also contains great accounts of alpinism in
Italian association for
promoting cultural and educational aspects of the Via Francigena
and other important pilgrimage sites around the world.
Wonderful collection of
photos, notes and other information about trekking the Italian
segment of the Via Francigena.
What's a trail without
directions? LightFoot guides and travel books are the indispensible
companion for those planning a pilgrimage on the Via Francigena or
Camino de Santiago across Spain. Not only are they guidebooks, but
the Companion Guide gives insight into cultural sites and historic
International forum for
those who have walked or cycled, or who are planning to walk or
cycle the Via Francigena.
provides practical information and guidebooks for those interested
in walking the 643-km St. Olav's Way from Oslo to Trondheim.
One couple's entertaining
photo account of walking the St. Olav's Way, complete with many
how-to details and links.
St. Olav's Way website
contains a detailed map of the St. Olav's Way route, many photos
and extensive planning information for pilgrims. Also contains
Swedish and Danish routes. In Norwegian and English.
Helpful how-to guide for
walking the St. Olav's Way across Norway by Alison Raju and
published by Cicerone.
Lycian Way & St.
Paul Trail, Turkey:
Turkey offers two
spectacular long distance trekking routes: The Lycian Way and The
St Paul Trail. Recently developed, both trails are about 500km long
and were researched/designed by Kate Clow and Terry
An alternative for
travelers and pilgrims to experience the steps of Jesus in a way
that is authentic, adventurous and educational by trekking through
the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Galilee. The main route
is 65km and begins in Nazareth passing through Sepphoris, Cana,
Kibbutz Lavi, Arbel Cliffs, the Jesus Boat, Tabgha, Capernaum, and
the Mount of Beatitudes. Also an optional return loop to
Read reviews of
up-and-coming best-sellers and new offerings from the indy
collection of articles and stories written by eleven health care
professionals, patients and survivors. Poignant stories of hope,
strength and faith in becoming a survivor and treating cancer not
as a death sentence, but as a challenge along life’s trail.
Guidebooks for walkers,
trekkers, mountaineers, climbers and cyclists.
Immerse yourself in a
delightful dance through the alphabet in the company of Angels,
while sharing spiritual values, gentle life lessons and the wonder
of angelic love. From the Angel of Art to the Angel of Zzzz's, with
Goodness and Patience and Understanding in between, this host of
angels from many cultures brings messages of love and goodness with
each turn of the page. A treasured keepsake and wonderful tool for
spiritual parenting and inspiration.
One moment can change a
lifetime…Fourteen-year-old Jobeth Roberts' life careens out of
control after a freak accident leaves her alone in the world. Her
future is uncertain. A hard, desolate road filled with pain and
heartache stretches ahead. She finds rays of hope in the friends
who become her family; precious petals amongst the weeds. They are
seeds scattered by the hands of fate…abandoned to the winds of
Discover the perils of
16th century England as a spy races to unravel the secret of his
mysterious past and save Princess Elizabeth Tudor from a web of
treason, betrayal, and murder.
Award winning TIBETAN
TALES FOR LITTLE BUDDHAS is a 64-page picture book featuring three
illustrated wisdom tales from Tibet and a special foreword by His
Holiness the Dalai Lama. Each story offers a fun, enchanting
glimpse of Tibetan culture and imparts examples of how to live in
peace and kindness. A book for all ages!
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