Tag Archive: self-immolation

Life Between Lhasa and Brooklyn

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It is just past three in the middle of the night in Brooklyn. In Lhasa, the clocks read the same as here, but it is afternoon. This basic fact, of how it can… Continue reading

Heroes, Martyrs and Mountain Phoenix: Thoughts on Self-Immolation and Suicide

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“Distancing ourselves clearly from self-immolation as a political method is not a betrayal of our sacrificing Tibetan brothers and sisters. Not distancing ourselves means approval and indirect encouragement of a method that is… Continue reading

How do you teach self-immolations in Tibet?

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© 2012 Dlo08 Last Thursday, April 5th, I gave a talk on the self-immolations at my school, followed by a Q&A. I was a bit nervous. How does one begin to try to… Continue reading

Spoken Words by Jigme Ritzekura

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We’d like to pay our respect and prayers to Jamphel Yeshi who passed away last night. Tibetans in India are doing everything they can to carry his and those insides, voices to Hu… Continue reading

Thug Chi Che: Send a Twitter Message of Thanks

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 *A special thank you to International Campaign for Tibet for highlighting these journalists in a recent e-mail, and for inspiring this post* A few years ago, when I was working as national director of Students… Continue reading

Can’t Imagine; Can’t Stop Trying

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Susan Sontag Animation: Regarding the Pain of Others from L Nordell on Vimeo. Susan Sontag’s animation, with its stark halting stop-motion images and its repetition of all that we (on the outside) cannot know… Continue reading

Are We Ignoring the Self-Immolation’s?

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(Guest Post by Ngawang Choephel. Originally written on 1/2/2012) Now that 2012 has arrived, and reflecting upon the last year, I don’t personally think that 2011 was a good year for Tibet and its… Continue reading

Bearing Witness

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I don’t want my readers to feel obligated to watch this video. I understand it is hard to watch but I wanted to share why I decided to watch it eventually.  Ani (nun)… Continue reading

Thoughts on the Recent Self-Immolations by Students at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, India

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༄༅།། རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་རྣམ་པར་གདུང་སེམས་མཉམ་བསྐྱེད་དང་རྗེས་དྲན་ཆེད། ས་རཱ་མཐོ་སློབ་ཀྱི་ཤེས་ཡོན་ཚོགས་པའི་ངོས་ནས། མཐོ་སློབ་གང་དེར་མར་མེ་མཆོད་འབུལ་དང་། བརྗོད་གཞི་འགའི་ཐོག་ཐོལ་བྱུང་རྩོམ་ཡིག་གི་འགྲན་བསྡུར་ཞིག་ཀྱང་སྤེལ་ཡོད་པ་ལས། འདིར་རྩོམ་ལེགས་གྲས་སྐོར་ཅིག་བཀོད་ཡོད། The Tibetan Language Group of Sarah College organized a candle-light vigil and essay-writing session to show solidarity to the Tibetan martyrs for their sacrifice. Below are some… Continue reading

Stepping up to the defiant show of Love and Courage

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In the last week, we have yet again heard news of more self-immolation’s inside Tibet, Tenzin Wangmo (20yrs old) and Norbu Dramdul (19yrs old). It is easy to become depressed by all the… Continue reading