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How do you teach self-immolations in Tibet?

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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 make sense out of such a powerful yet painful act, without sensationalizing, to people who don’t know much about Tibet in the span of one hour?

Destroying The Space Of Oppression One Explosion At A Time

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This morning I saw the news regarding the bombing that took place in Derge. According to the reports, a 32 year old man named Tashi bombed the government building that was “newly constructed to allow station officials to watch over residents of Rekpa and Wapa villages, angering the residents, according to Ngawang Sangpo, a Tibetan with contacts in the area.”

Losar, Lhakar, and Ama Adhe

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Losar and Lhakar Tashi Delek To All. In honor of Losar and Lhakar I am wearing my Tibetan chupa.

Tubote, Tibet, and the Power of Naming

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In response to my previous post, “The Significance of Naming or Terming,” Professor Elliot Sperling has offered a more in-depth look at this significance in the following article, originally published on Rangzen Alliance

Are We Ignoring the Self-Immolation’s?

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Guest Post by Ngawang Choephel.

The Significance of Naming or Terming

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As many of you may already know, there have been more self-immolations followed by protests by Tibetans lately. As a result, Chinese authorities have responded by shooting and killing Tibetan protestors. It has been a relief to see these recent incidents be reported in the international news. Unfortunately, some journalists have failed to correctly call the place’s where these incidents took place by their correct Tibetan names, especially for incidents that took place in regions of Amdo, Tibet.

Teaching Tibet Every Lhakar

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I still have 2hrs until Lhakar Wednesday is officially over but I promise I have a good excuse. I’ve been very busy with my schedule today but here’s the great news,

Lhakar in Kalachakra 2012

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For Lhakar Students for a Free Tibet India staff Dolkar explains what they are doing today here in this video. Check it!

His Holiness speaks to Tibetans from Tibet

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Yesterday His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave a talk directed towards Tibetans from Tibet. He covers a rage of topic from advice to Tibetans from inside about the importance of the environment… Continue reading

FROM BUDDHA TO BOLLYWOOD, AND HOLLYWOOD TO HALLYU: exile living in the age of pop culture

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(Guest Post by Tenzin Nyiwoe) Far away from my family in rural England, I was lost and maimed by self hate throughout my entire adolescent life, and beyond. I blocked out the constant… Continue reading