(PRWEB) December 07, 2013
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now offering tours to the famous printing press of Derge Monastery in Kham, Eastern Tibet.
The northern and southern roads of western Sichuan to the borders of Tibet offer the main sights, including the big monasteries of Ganzi, Derge and Litang. Off the main roads are several spectacularly situated and rarely visited monasteries. Hikers can find bliss in the sublime scenery of Yading Nature Reserve or on horseback in the lovely valleys around Derge.
At the heart of the Derge is the 18th century Bakong Scripture Printing Press and Monastery. The press houses more than 217,000 engraved blocks of Tibetan scriptures from all the Tibetan Buddhist orders. The collection makes up an estimated 70 percent of Tibet's literary heritage. These texts include ancient works about astronomy, geography, music, medicine and Buddhist classics.
The celebrated printing press of Derge Parkhang is a magnificent three-story building with original frescoes that were blackened by smoke during the wanton destruction of the 1960s, but recently restored with painstaking care, Explore Tibet have said.
Beyond the monastery's portico, there is an inner courtyard, giving access to the temple on the ground level, the printing works on the second level, and the rooftop chapels on the third level.
Upstairs is the precious collection of xylograph blocks, including the Derge editions of the Kangyur, Tangyur, Nyingma Gyudbum and other works, which are constantly in demand throughout the towns, villages and monasteries of Tibet. The entire printing process can be observed here; from the preparation of the paper and the ink to the carving of the woodblocks and the actual printing and collating of the various texts. The bookshop is located in the south wing of the building opposite the Parkhang.
Explore Tibet is a locally owned travel agency committed to responsible tourism, Tibetan travel permit and sustainable practice.
Fore more information, please visit http://www.exploretibet.com/.
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Aboffs Paint is proud to announce the successful opening of their newest store in Long Beach. The store is located at 367 East Park Ave. Long Beach, NY 11561.
The new Long Beach location is Aboffs 28th paint store and boasts the same high quality of customer service and vast product selection as the 27 other Aboffs stores. Aboffs invites customers to visit the new store and help to revitalize the post-Sandy economy in the area.
The quickly-approaching holiday season is the perfect time to spruce up living spaces. Before family visits and the house fills up with seasonal decorations, homeowners can give rooms a new look and feel with a fresh coat of paint. The experts at Aboffs can help homeowners decide on a color that best fits the space and the desired effect, or match an existing color.
Aboffs doesn't just carry paint, though. They also carry fabrics, wallpaper, trim wallpaper, window dressings and more. From just adding a pop of color with a new throw pillow to a whole house makeover, Aboffs is the place to get trusted advice and products.
To find the nearest location, visit Aboffs website, http://www.aboffs.com/store_locator. The Long Beach location is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reach that store directly, dial 516-442-2176.
About the company:
Aboffs paints and decorating has been a family-owned business for over 80 years. Whether the customer is a homeowner, decorator, or professional painter, theyll find expert advice and all the paint and decorating products they could need at one of the 28 convenient locations throughout Long Island. They are Long Islands largest Benjamin Moore retailer and committed to providing the highest-quality service and products available. They offer a large selection of paints, stains and paint sundries as well as wallpaper, fabrics, Hunter Douglas window treatments & trims. Please call Aboffs at 855-230-8538 or visit their website, http://www.aboffs.com.
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