Author Archive

By the Men and the Horses Killed – Swearing in the Dege Dialect.

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[Guestpost by Jamyang Phuntsok] i) Gesar Fails Among the many anecdotes from the Gesar epic that Ama likes to recount, one goes like this: Gesar has returned to Ling after slaying the demon… Continue reading

Up In The Sky: Flying on an Identification Certificate (IC)

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(Guest post by Tsiphu* [pseudonym]. In this story, a second generation Tibetan refugee from India recounts her experience of traveling abroad on Identity Certificate (IC). IC is a travel document that the Indian… Continue reading

Realization and Revelation

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Guestpost by 4dey In Tibet, my uncle was a shepherd and I would help him in guarding and assisting  the sheep. Early in the morning I would walk down the steep path from… Continue reading

Lhakar on the Hill

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*Guest post by the Interns of the 2014 Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship Program* This year the Parliamentary Friends of Tibet (PFT) Internship program saw four new Tibetan interns. It started on May… Continue reading

4 Rivers 6 Ranges

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*Guest post by Olo Bayul, rapper and writer based in Boston* Chushi Gangdruk (4 Rivers 6 Ranges) was a voluntary resistance army comprised mainly of Tibetans from the Kham region of Tibet. With… Continue reading

My Summer at TCV

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[Guest post by Lobsang Wangkhang] Months prior to my departure, my older cousin Rignam gestures to his hand and says “THIS SUMMER, THIS WILL BE YOUR SPOON, THIS WILL BE YOUR FORK, THIS… Continue reading

Strength & Dedication: My time at the action camp

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(Guestpost by Tenzin Rabsang) Ever walked into a place where you are immediately captured by the enthusiasm and motivation radiated by people? A place that upon reminiscing, urges a release of emotions, convincing… Continue reading

A Home in Tibet : A Review

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(Guestpost by Thupten Kelsang Dakpa. This review is for the recently released book A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa) “The pathos in writing about life in exile is marked by an… Continue reading

Lhakar Memories

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(Guestpost by Thinley Dorjee) Lhakar has been widely observed both in and outside of Tibet since 2008. In Tibet, most of the Tibetans observe Lhakar in more traditional ways to preserve and promote… Continue reading

Chura from Tibet

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Below is guest post from Sangmo, a 17-year-old high school student, who has recently become active in the Lhakar movement in New York City. Hello people of the world, or at least the… Continue reading