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Finding My Voice

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[Guest post by Lhakyi] Living in a multicultural area in America you would think I’d get swallowed up by the different cultures and languages surrounding me. Well you would be wrong! I knew… Continue reading

Meanings in Hoarding?

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  My thoughts of the possible meaning/s behind “Hoarding” by some of our elders in our community. I remember sometime back, a Tibetan girl was telling me how the older Tibetans, the pola’s… Continue reading

Meet: Strangers, Electro House Dance Tibetan music makers

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[Guest Post by Strangers] We, Strangers, would like to say that we are very honored to be included in this collection of Tibetan transmissions from across the world. We’re leaving it up to… Continue reading

The Art of Continuous Future

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[Guest post by Tenzin Nio] The wall, as black as midnight and with painstakingly delicate gold details, foretold ancient wisdoms of the divine beings. Fierce looking wrathful deities rose out of their flames… Continue reading

Chatting in བོད་ཡིག་

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For Lhakar (a lil late, better late then never right?). I decided to have a chat session with my friend in བོད་ཡིག་ (Tibetan) hope you guys enjoy the content.   Me: སྐྱག་ཙ་ར་ Friend: ག་རེ་ Me: ཧ་ཧ་ཧ་ཧ་ Friend: ཇོག་མིན་འདུག་… Continue reading

Discovering the Resistance & Inheriting a Legacy

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A personal reflection of Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan

Cultural Anthropology-Tibet: Why?

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© 2012 Dlo08 I have just started my MA program in Cultural Anthropology this past week. Things are going well and I am excited for what awaits. In one of my classes, my… Continue reading

In the territory of Nyarong, uprisings against the Chinese in the 1950’s unfolded in a manner similar to those in other areas of Kham, but with one twist: the leader of the revolt was a woman

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From the book Arrested Histories: Tibet, The CIA, And Memories Of A Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan [Everything (except for the text written in brackets) written in this post including the tittle of… Continue reading

Demystifying Tibetan vocabularies used by His Holiness

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[Update] During Central Tibetan Administrations inauguration of Lobsang Sangay on Aug. 8th, 2011; there were some new Tibetan words used by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I was able to get help from… Continue reading

Questions about Lhakar

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Hey all, A friend recently messaged me to ask about Lhakar. He had some questions regarding what it was and how it started. While in conversation, some interesting questions came up. I’ve decided… Continue reading