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Published on Dec 16, 2008
This is a short participatory video about the Karma Tanstsong Holy Site created by a team of individuals from Dzongsar's Yothok Yonden Gonpo Medical Association. It was edited by project facilitator Tsering Perlo.
Dzongsar is located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, in Kham, eastern Tibet. The area is about 5000 square kilometers and ranges from 11,500 23,500 feet in altitude. The Dzongsar Valley is home to about 12,000 Tibetans, whose livelihood mainly depends on herding and the annual harvest.
The valley is also home to the Yothok Yonden Gonpo Medical Association. Under the direction of Loure Phuntszok, the association has branched out to establish occupational training in a wide range of arts and craftsmanship, including: drawing, Thangkha painting, mural painting, decorative house painting, carpentry, woodcarving, gold and silver processing, blacksmithing, bronze statue casting, clay sculpture work, earthenware pottery making, tailoring, spinning, and weaving.