"Kata" Tibet Local Custom Tip by tompt

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  Gonnie is recieving a kata when leaving a hotel
by tompt

The kata (a white scarf ) is offered in greeting. The kata gives a positive note to the start of any enterprise or relationship and indicates the good intentions of the person offering it.
You might get a kata when leaving a hotel or restaurant, it means they wish you all the best and hope to see you back.
Katas are also offered to statues of the Buddha, or to lamas or government. Here the offering of the kata imeans that the request is not one with bad toughts or other intensions.

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  • Written Sep 14, 2004
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