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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tibetan & Chinese New Year - Year of The Earth Dog 2018

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Tibetan & Chinese New YearCelebration - Year of The Earth Dog 2018. 

February 16,2018. The Tibetan Losar Festival is likewise a Chinese New Year celebration. In ancient times when the peach tree would blossom, it was viewed as the beginning of another year. Since the systematization of the Tibetan calendar in 1027 A.D. the first day of the principal month is settled toward the start of the New Year. 
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On New Year’s Day, families join together and ‘auspicious dipper’ is offered, and the words ‘Tashi Delek’ are used for individuals to welcome each other. This day is an event when Tibetan families rejoin to expect fortune in the coming New Year and is known as Losar. 

The Losar celebration begins from the first to the third of the principal Tibetan month. Entryways are painted with religious images, making tribute to family, places of worship. On New Year’s Eve, Tibetans eats grain crumbed sustenance with their families. After dinner, it is the time of the Festival of Banishing Evil Sprits!

Lights are lit and people run and shout to free of evil spirits in their homes. Prior to the beginning of the New Year’s Day, housewives get their first bucket of water to get breakfast ready. After dressing up, people open their entryways and go to religious communities. 

On the third day, the prayer flag, which was hung up the prior year will be supplanted with another one. Other activities will be held amid the occasions.
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* The Tibetan and The Chinese Astrology

[ *Footnote - Tibetan & Chinese tradition customs and has nothing associated with Vajrayana Buddhism ]

People born in the Years of the Dog:

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

If you're born in a Dog year, and the following is deemed lucky for you:

•Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
•Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
•Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

As per both the Tibetan and Chinese Astrology of the Dog, the eleventh indication of the Tibetan and Chinese zodiac is thoughtful, sympathetic and intelligent. 

A person conceived in the Year of the Dog has a twofold way to deal with life and his associations with others. If you benefit from his companionship or his love, a Dog will never disillusion you. 
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Featuring - The Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs are – you got it – massive! They average about 25 inches tall at the shoulder, and on rear legs stand nearly as tall as people. A solid weight range for Tibetan Mastiffs lies between 85-140 pounds, and their sumptuous thick hide just adds to their size. This breed looks more like a lion than a canine; and in all honesty, demonstrations more like a lion or bear than a dog as well.
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The Lion canines

Like bears or the lions, the Tibetan Mastiff’s demeanor is frequently depicted as standoffish. He cherishes his personal space and is profoundly defensive of his den. He’s a guard dog, above all else, and will frequently go off individually to patrol. He has his own schedule and doesn’t appreciate being instructed. As a result, these majestic canines require firm handlers.

With enough practice, and forbearance, Tibetan Mastiffs will work with their masters to come to a compromise. At the point When your Mastiff at last becomes your companion, he’ll be your defender or safeguard for life. 
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Ancient War Dogs

Tibetan Mastiffs have a long, storied history. Their precursors accompanied the Persians amid the rule of their empire. They vanquished landmasses by the Romans and the Huns, and antiquarians speculate Tibetan Mastiff forerunners were praised as war dogs to the point when they settled in Tibetan valleys.

In the wake of remaining detached for a considerable length of time, they became more domesticated. This shouldn't imply that they were lap puppies! In actuality, these dogs remained in homes amid the day and roamed free during the evening for the village’s protection. After some time, they became trusted and revered by villagers throughout Tibet and the Himalayas.
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Twofold Layer Coats

Tibetan Mastiffs have a generally high maintenance coats. They are thick, with twofold layers, for surviving frigid climates. Some Tibetan Mastiffs have significantly thicker hair close to their neck that resembles like a lion’s mane! 

They should be brushed a couple each week to control shedding and washed when required. Furthermore, their regular shedding, sometimes called “molting”, is so immense to the point that you may need to take them to a groomer.

Tibetan Mastiffs are fierce companions that guard and secure with all that they have. Try not to give their independent nature a chance to trick you – they are the most content when close by their families.
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May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year Aspirations - Aptitude

Yes, I am changing. * I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness. And I owe it to me.*

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I and you as well.

Today is January 04, 2018. I am sharing a message from one my Lama teacher to you as a courtesy reminder for everybody including myself. Life is valuable and it accelerates towards its end always.

None of us knows when the most recent day of our expedition in this magnificent world will be. Vulnerability is dependably with us each minute, yet we go about as though we will live eternally.

In the event that we mull over profoundly about our lives, we may comprehend that our existence is fragile and destructible. It is momentary and impermanent, and this is the main right set of circumstances for us to be grateful and appreciative.

Changing ourselves into better people as we live. As for an individual, we conceived with imperfection. The capacity to take a shot at our defects and enhance ourselves is an interesting and unique nature of the human life. 

Nonetheless, a large number of us turn out to be excessively focused when we uncover our flaws when dealing with an undesirable circumstance. We shed tears  and discouraged. 
We overlook that the way toward gaining from fault and idealizing ourselves is the texture of existence. In this way, remind ourselves to cultivate the teaching of the Buddha without much theatrical work. Regardless of whether we will have a charming New Year or not relies upon how we think and how we manage our lives. 

With respect to myself, I am not anticipating  a smooth year, but rather I seek to have better aptitudes to withstand the effects of a hostile situation and carry on with my life completely notwithstanding when I am stuck with adversities. 

Being cared for ourselves is the way to joy. At that point cautiously it will extend onto others as well. So my aspire for each of you is to respect yourself and others. You are all-important to many individuals on every side of you.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Aspirations & Happy New Year 2018

At this time, as the New Year 2018 has just been approached. I would like to take this great opportunity to wish my Facebook Dharma brothers and sisters and everyone “Tashi Delek.

When all is said in done, may all impediments and misfortune end at the season of 2017. In the New Year , particularly in this world, may illness, starvation and this deteriorate time of warfare, may other hardship be assuaged. May every one of us have otherworldly and common joy, well-being, prosperity and plenitude of excellence. 

In Particular, may everyone be engaged with the Holy Dharma. May we generally have love and empathy for others, and do not endeavor to harm one another. May our activities be in harmony with the path of the sacrosanct Dharma. 

Similarly, may affliction and different sufferings be conciliated through the blessing of Noble Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Yidams, Dakinis and Dharmapala ( Dharma protectors) and may all of us practices of Bodhichitta. 

Aspiration prayers
Through the compassionate and merciful Medicine Buddha’s blessing, may our ailment        subside :

Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze 
Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
Medicine Buddha Mantra

Through the loving compassion and blessings of ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva may our obstacles be pacified:

Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mantra

Through the kindness of Arya Taras, may our trepidation be overcome:
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Arya Green Tara Mantra

Through the blessings of Manjushri, may our wisdom increase:
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Manjushri Bodhisattva mantra

Through the invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, may all our negativity and        evil deeds be simultaneously appeased:
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava Mantra

Through all the aspirations, may everyone have tranquility and bliss, well-being and abundance.  

Happy New Year 2018
Thug Jek je and Tashi Delek
Admin, Thubten Choayang Maxwell

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Finding Inner Strength

在藏語中有一句諺語: "悲劇應該被用來作為力量的源泉。不管有什麼困難, 經歷多麼痛苦, 如果我們失去了希望, 那就是我們真正的災難。
第十四達賴喇嘛

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.

Finding the inner strength is a driving force of the never-ending spirits of every living being on earth. It is likewise worth recollecting that the time of the most prominent gains in term of wisdom and inner strength is often that of the greatest difficulty. But with the right approach, the experience of agony can open our eyes to reality.

Infrequently you need to sacrifice a little within first to rise again as a stronger and smarter of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they cherish, someone they need, or something they thought was intended to be. Undoubtedly, these dreadful experiences were merciless. Each of them, naturally, thumped us down and disoriented for a period.

When our time of grieving was over in each individual circumstance, Yet, it is these misfortunes that make us stronger and eventually progress toward future opportunities for evolution and help us with a greater comprehension and respect for life.

Walking the earth for thousands of years, we human beings certainly survived a lot. We persevered and still do. But how was the story told? How did our ancestors depict it, our strength? For those who have been wondering, here are the emblem of inner strength and their meanings across cultures around the Himalayas.
On March 17, 1959, It was one of the most oppressive and strenuous moments of his life. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama was given casual civilian clothes to replace his usual maroon robes. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was spirited away from Lhasa. Two weeks later he crossed into India. 

Over more than 80,000 of his compatriots followed. They traveled by night and slept in the snowy mountain passes during the day. Hundreds fell down from hunger and exhaustion. Those who survived found themselves in an unfamiliar terrain, surrounded by strange people with outlandish customs and practices.
Exactly 58 years after this initial exodus, over 150,000 Tibetans are still scattered across these alien landscapes, unable to return to their occupied homeland. If it hasn’t happened to you, you can never completely understand. Once you have lost your homeland you develop a completely different mindset, a strange mentality of loss and longing. It really is a mental condition and we all have it. Under this surface we are all distressed.

An estimation of 2,000 make the crossing each year, over the Himalayas, into Nepal. Most stay briefly at a UN reception center before moving on to India. Of the Tibetans living away from their homeland, it is estimated about more than 200,000 live in India, 50,000 in Nepal, 30,000 in the US and Canada, thousands in Bhutan and in Europe. With more than 10,000
more scattered around the rest of the planet.
Tibetans in Tibet today, they giggle at the Chinese forces and not pestering the presence of the Chinese forces that carry the gun and machinery. The inner strength of nonviolence is significantly more effective than  Chinese weapons, machinery and money power. 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Verses of The Eight Noble Auspicious Ones 西藏吉祥八宝經文

The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones 西藏吉祥八宝經文
By Mipham Rinpoche

It is very important to recite this through once before starting on any activity; whatever the project, it will work out exactly as you wish.

“Recite this prayer when you wake up, and you will accomplish all your aims for the day. Recite it when you go to sleep, and you will have good dreams. Recite it before a conflict, and you will be completely victorious. Recite it when you embark on any project, and you will be successful. 

If you recite this prayer every day, the length of your life, your splendor, renown, and wealth will all increase, you will find perfect happiness, you will accomplish your aims exactly as you wish, all harmful actions and obscurations will be purified and all your wishes for higher realms, liberation and omniscience will be fulfilled.” These are the words of the Buddha himself.

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The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Vajrayana Buddhism 西藏金剛佛教的吉祥八宝象徵
The Eight Auspicious Symbols are one of the most common yet very popular in the Tibetan Buddhism and culture for over thousands of years.

Eight Auspicious Symbols in the Sanskrit word is  "Ashtamangala". In the Tibetan language is known as "Tashee-tag-gyay" The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism is a genre of Buddhist symbolism. The symbols derive from Indian iconography and have become especially popular in Tibetan Buddhism. 

The Eight Auspicious Symbols are traditionally offered to Lama, teachers during long life ceremonies and are used in various forms of ritual art. It is believed that each of the Tibetan symbols represents one aspect of the Buddha’s teachings and when appearing all together their powers are multiplied. 
In this fascinating study, the Eight Auspicious Symbols are as follows:-
1. Right-Coiled White Conch Shell
2. Precious Parasol 
3. Victory Banner 
4. Golden Fishes 
5. Dharma Wheel 
6. Endless Knot 
7. Lotus Flower 
8. Treasure Vase

These eight symbols of good fortune represent the offerings made by the gods, and Brahma to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he attained enlightenment. 
Legend has it, the Heavenly Brahma, the Four Faced god was the first to appear with an offering of a thousand-spoked golden wheel, requesting Buddha Shakyamuni to turn the teaching of the Dharma wheel to benefit all beings. 

The great Indra god appeared next and presented with a white right-spiraling conch shell as a symbol of the proclamation of the Dharma. Following appeared next was the goddess of mother earth Sthavara who had borne witness to the Buddha's enlightenment, presented with a golden vase full of the nectar of 
immortality. 

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Love is love

Love is love,
You don't have to touch it to know
Love is everywhere you go

You don't have to touch it to feel


The definition of love
As human beings, we are searching for the same thing  - Love

When we are in a relationship or seeing someone, be it sentimental or companions. We believe that the love is valid.  I would like to share with you there is another kind of love is indeed exceptionally vital and crucial than any conventional love. 

When you are with your companions. Your friends love you since you have made them cheerful and happy.
What love that are no boundaries and unconditional?
It is our parental love. Our mother and father, they cherish us even before we would figure out how to speak. Our parents love us before we were even conceived. Particularly when a woman becomes a mother, everything changes. 

The most imperative thing is never again her, it’s her child. The child turns into the most essential thing in her life. Our mother must be careful about what she eats. She is never again having any of her most loved or any of her consistent sustenance that she adores to.  
She cannot have the craving for any unhealthy food , whether is excessively hot and spicy, sweet or sour. Since the child will get the sustenance as well.

So everything changes, when you are with your companions, your companions will only love you for whatever length of time that they can. If you somehow happened to accomplish something that disillusions them, somehow managed to accomplish something that breaks the friendship,  the love won't be as solid as it used to be. 

However, regardless of what you do, If you are a an awful or great person. Our parents will dependably love you regardless of how and till the end. The love that they have for you is unconditional or unrestricted. It is more essential than whatever other love that you will know. 
It is so important for us to return the favor. Return and give back the love and affection to your parents. In the event that you say that your parents were never around, they have never taken care of you. Simply recall that they have given you the greatest endowment of all, the gift of life. Your body, your good looks, all these were given by your parents. 

Your body is worth more than any measure of money can count, and it was altogether given to you by your parents. So do make sure to repay, the kind favor, even however, we can’t, yet we can do our best to repay the favor, by being a decent child and take care of them when they grow old. Be there for them when they require you.

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Living Journal - What lies ahead?

You never know which footstep will bring a good twist in life, 
So keep on walking and have reflection daily,
Happiness comes when it is most unexpected,
Such is reality and the reflection is valuable,  
Try not to hold up until the point, 
That you are encountering a hardship to comprehend your spiritual nature.

In the face of so much suffering, of problems that appear to be difficult to explain, it is easy to despair.  To consume ourselves with rage and frustration, or to escape into all the distractions and false comforts on offer.  All of these reactions serve only to reinforce our anger, frustration and fear, which in turn creates more reactivity, in ourselves and in the people we interact with. 

Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are determined not to constrain others, even our children, by any means whatsoever — such as authority, threat, money, propaganda, or indoctrination — to embrace our perspectives. 
We are committed to respecting the right of others to be different, to choose what to believe and how to decide. We will, however, learn to help others let go of and transform narrowness through loving speech and compassionate dialogue. Reaching our goals has never been easier; that is why we need Dharma and others by our side. We are all having so many explanations and definitions of what happiness is and what it means to all of us. 

It doesn't matter what come to us; the challenges, crossroads, and lifestyle changes you come across in your life, at the end of the day, your happiness is what truly matters most. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, a single parent with children, you are having a busy work life or whatever the circumstances are, it’s important to know how to be happy. 
When you know what makes you truly happy, practice self-love first, take care of yourself and step out of your comfort zone, you will be able to see how powerful being self-happy alone can be. If you don’t know what is going to make you happy, how can you expect someone else to? You need to know and experience what real love and happiness is like by yourself before you commit to loving someone else. 

It might be scary at first, but here are some ideas that can help you to feel more positive about being negative. Get to know yourself by spending some time alone in solitude. Do something that will help you relax and focus on your mind, body and soul. 
Have a reflection of what make you happy and what is not, contemplate it and letting go what holding you so negatively, so tightening up yourself, and visualize a smiling face of the Buddha, Arya Taras , your love ones, embrace it and merge with these positive smiling faces and stay with it.  Try to do the reflections regularly, It helps us all loosening up ourselves and stay positively and transform suffering into compassion and a positive way of life.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What Changed Tibet Today

What Changed Tibet Today
A journey to a mysterious Himalaya snow land and its unique Vajrayana Buddhism and the threatening culture. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. 

October 1950 nearly 70 years after the invasion of China, the Chinese government has changed the iron hand, at least in public, with the silk gloves of the economical modernization. The carrot has replaced the bat, as the development could end with the Tibetans accepting the facts valid since 1951. 
The autonomous province, with estimated 3-4 million Tibetans and about four times bigger than France, has changed in the last 15 years. The mighty Potala palace, winter residence of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama since the 17th century, has remained approximately unchanged. But Lhasa has changed.

These days, large parts of the city of Lhasa has changed rapidly and increasingly like any modern Chinese city, with hundreds of old buildings and villages knocked down to make way for new shopping malls and apartments for immigrants. 

Nowadays, the Tibetans have to adjust and adapt to a new flood of arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists, after China opened a new train route across the high altitude Tibetan Plateau, from  Xining to Lhasa in 2006.
Tibet today

Tourists flying high to ‘the roof of the world'
The Tibet region’s airports received 3.15m visitors last year and the number of tourists has grown by as much as 30 per cent each year

Tibet is rich in tradition and  Tibetans lifestyles that have changed over the generations. It is also a modern country with many urban Tibetans living busy city lives. Communications are very important for Tibetans and the use of mobile phones and the internet is extensive, including in some of the most remote parts of Tibet. 
Lhasa, the capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, is one of 24 famous historical and cultural cities declared by the China State Council. In recent years, Tibet's tourism has expanded rapidly, especially after the completion of Qingzang Railway.

Tourism is the new engine power tool for development in Tibet. Tibet received more than 20 million tourists for the first time in 2015, representing 190-per cent growth from five years ago. Tourism revenue reached 28.19 billion yuan (£3.42 billion) in the same year, equal to 27.5 percent of Tibet's GDP.

By 2020, estimated there will be 240 million tourists coming to Lhasa, generating 29.8 billion yuan in tourism revenue. Besides, Lhasa will become the only one International tourist, cultural city of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.  
Statistics from Lhasa's tourism Bureau
  1. In 2006 -2007 Tibet received 7 million tourists, including 1 million foreigners. Tibet has generated a tourism income of 2.29 billion Chinese yuan.
  2. In 2010, Tibet received 6.85 million tourists from home and abroad, generating revenues of 7.14 billion yuan, 14 percent of its total GDP.
  3. In 2011 -2012 Tibet received 19 million domestic and foreign tourists.
  4. In 2015 Tibet received more than 20 million domestic and foreign tourists.
  5. In first half of 2016 Tibet received a record of 6.8 million tourists domestic and foreign tourists. Tourism revenue during the period increased by 32.1 percent year on year to 7 billion yuan ($1.05 billion), according to a statement issued by the regional tourism development commission. 
By 2020, there will be 240 million tourists coming to Lhasa, generating 29.8 billion yuan in tourism revenue. Besides, Lhasa will become the only one International tourist, cultural city of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
China's One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI)
Navigating a world of new opportunities through China's One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI)
Bridging the 'infrastructure gap' in Asia and beyond. The Belt and Road Initiative is expected to bridge the infrastructure gap and thus accelerate and infrastructure-driven economic growth across the Asia Pacific area and Central and Eastern Europe. 

What is Tibet and China’s 'one belt and one road initiative?
In more recent times, China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) policy – China plan to expand the reach of Chinese trade routes to Europe through a land route in Central Asia and a sea route through the Indian Ocean and around the horn of Africa – has taken center stage as a cornerstone of modern Chinese foreign policy. Access to Pakistan and Central Asia are crucial to ensure the success of these trade routes, which incidentally must start or pass through Tibet.

China’s railway expansion in Tibet. China announced plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020. China opened its 1,142 km railway line from Golmud in its Qinghai province to Tibet’s capital Lhasa in 2006. 
The 253 km Lhasa-Shigatse link, which includes 13 stations with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 4,000 metres, is the largest investment project in the Tibet Autonomous Region in the 12th Five-Year Plan.

The Economist in June this year, published a report about over 7.5 million passengers rode the railway from Golmud to Lhasa in 2013 alone — more than the entire population of Tibet itself.  China will spend about $17.6 billion for a second rail link to northwestern Xinjiang, Uighur, its major coal production region near Tibet.