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Consumerist Buddhist

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[Guestpost by Kunsang Palmo] I had sat with the White Buddhists for at least thirty minutes. It was a frustrating experience. I sat in silence watching the gross fetishization of Tibetan Buddhism. I… Continue reading

Untitled

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[Guestpost by Kaysang] teach me how to be Gesar’s daughter: fierce warrior-like firm in the war for truth true freedom you could kill for — no, i’m Gandhi’s niece but maybe not not… Continue reading

WHERE I AM FROM

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[Guestpost by Tenzin Desel ] I am from the mesmerizing snowcapped mountains, The perennial rivers, the tall pines, The blooming rhododendrons, the gnarled trees, The winding cobbled street. I am from swishing cool… Continue reading

Sketching Tibetan Cartoons

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[Guestpost by Jamyang Phuntsok] As a schoolboy I remember picking up English newspapers to look at the comic strips and having the hardest time figuring out what they actually meant. I never understood… Continue reading

A Tibetan Refugee Visits an American-Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

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[Guestpost by Kunsang Palmo] I pass by a Tibetan monastery every time I am on the shuttle to my liberal arts college from my apartment off­campus. I never thought of visiting it because… Continue reading

Experiences on the Hill

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[Guest post by the 2015 Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Interns] The Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship program had always been on all four of our radars. It was an opportunity to work on… Continue reading

My Summer at Sarah

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[Guest post by Lobsang Wangkhang] A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about my time at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) Summer School Program for Tibetan students from abroad.  I ended… Continue reading

Adapting to Survive in a New Exile

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[Guest post by Ngawang Lodoe, a student from Hampshire College, did his final photography project on the preservation and challenges of the Tibetan culture and language in the US.] The story of Tibet… Continue reading

I Only Know

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[Guestpost by Ten Phun, a Tibetan youth residing currently in exile. He is part of a generation that was born in Tibet but brought into exile for better educational opportunities and thus, never… Continue reading

Momos in Budapest

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[Guestpost by Mila Tenzin Samdub]   There is a sign above the door with two flags on it: “Free Kurdistan Free Tibet Gyorsetterem”. Budapest was to be my surrogate Lhasa. I had applied… Continue reading