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The making of Nekorpa incense

Last year I went on pilgrimage with my wife to the sacred land of Darjeeling and Sikkim (I wrote about Darjeeling here). The great guru Padmasambhava visited this Himalayan sanctuary in the 8th century. Many saints and accomplished masters have … Continue reading

Posted in Incense, India, Tibet |

The Hungarian Tibetologist’s Memory Lives on in Darjeeling

The eastern Himalayan community of Darjeeling has long been a crossroads for Buddhist itinerants, lamas, pilgrims and refugees. The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso, Anagarika Govinda, Alexandra David-Neel, Gedun Chopel, Ekai Kawaguchi, and Chatral Sangye Dorje, to name only a … Continue reading

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Nekorpa’s plastic bottle walled toilets in Pharping, Nepal

In February 2013, Nekorpa’s Executive Director, Matteo Pistono visited Pharping to check on the practical steps that are being taken towards Zero Waste management. The challenges of waste management in Nepal are seemingly insurmountable, including at the village of Pharping. … Continue reading

Posted in Nepal

Nekorpa’s collaboration with WWF in Bhutan continues

Have a read of Nekorpa’s recently published “In The Lair Of The Tiger: Taksang-Bhutan’s Most Iconic Sacred Natural Site” in The High Ground: Bio-cultural diversity and conservation of sacred natural sites in the Eastern Himalaya. And check out the other great … Continue reading

Posted in Bhutan, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Nekorpa presents at the International Network of Engaged Buddhist conference in Bodhgaya

At the International Network of Engaged Buddhist (INEB) bi-annual conference that was held in Bodhgaya, India, Nekorpa’s Executive Director, Matteo Pistono, collaborated with Deer Park India to conduct seminars on Zero Waste in the Himalayas. Participants at the Zero Waste … Continue reading

Posted in Events, India, International Network of Engaged Buddhists |