Author Archive

The Othered Tibetan Stories

by

Throughout history, too many people have made assumptions about what it means to be woman and what it means to be Tibetan. They have been the most privileged members of our society; those with access to pen and prestige and they have continuously made an ass out of me, you, and them. I don’t want to continue that legacy.

A TIBETAN WOMAN ICON FELLED

by

[Guest post by Tenzin Sudip Chogkyi] One of my female friends messaged me in a rather perplexed manner to ask what I thought about Kalon Dicki Chhoyang’s ‘sudden’ resignation. She was disappointed for obvious… Continue reading

Lama-jelya with Aba

by

[Guestpost by Jamyang Phuntsok] 1. The other day Aba took me to see a rinpoche before I left for the States. In the past he’d do it before I went back to boarding… Continue reading

Consumerist Buddhist

by

[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

by

[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

by

[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

by

[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

by

[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

by

[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

by

[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