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The Peaceful Struggle by Tenzin Haines-Wangda

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Below is a guest post by Tenzin Haines-Wangda from Ottawa, Canada, on how she’s been able to teach Tibet through the art of dance. — I attended an arts high school in Ottawa, Ontario… Continue reading

Bringing Tibet Home

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For the past few weeks we here at Lhakar Diaries have been following the Kickstarter campaign for “Bringing Tibet Home,” a film with familiar faces documenting a brilliant art installation by Tenzing Rigdol… Continue reading

Lhakar Diaries Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

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In just one year, Lhakar Diaries has gone above and beyond our expectations. As a project with humble beginnings, a few of us started brainstorming last spring, during our time at the Lhakar Academy,… Continue reading

Feeling More Tibetan on Lhakar!

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Below is a guest post from another graduate of the Lhakar Academy class of 2012, Tenzin Tsomo from Nepal. Here she shares her Lhakar experience, showing solidarity with her community in Kathmandu. ——————————————————————————————————–… Continue reading

Declare Independence!

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Lhakar Academy Alums Attend Release of Re-Creation of Tibet’s Proclamation of Independence Today for Lhakar, six alums of the Lhakar Academy joined the new class of participants in attending a historic ceremony in… Continue reading

“Boeche” by Lodoe Laura

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In 2011, I spent three months in northern India, interviewing people for a book project on the modern Tibetan identity in exile. While speaking with one of the subjects of this project, I… Continue reading

We Took Action: 2nd European Tibetan Youth Parliament

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The following was sent in by Sonam Palmo from Switzerland who attended the 2nd European Tibetan Youth Parliament workshops from April 6th-8th. On their website they have concluded: After two productive and intense… Continue reading

Visualizing Lhakar Part Two, Calligraphy by Puntsok Tsering

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  This Lhakar, we would like to share another beautiful calligraphy piece by our friend, Tibetan contemporary artist Puntsok Tsering in Germany. It is a great addition to the artwork we posted earlier this year in… Continue reading

Short film on Tibetans in NYC & the struggle to maintain the Tibetan identity

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One of our readers found this video for us. It goes perfect with Lhakar. The following is a film by URGYEN DOLMA Reel Lives – EXILED LIFE from Reel Lives on Vimeo. My… Continue reading

The 5 College SFT does Lhakar at Mt. Holyoke

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On Saturday April 14th, Mount Holyoke College Students for a Free Tibet hosted its 2nd annual Himalayan Night in collaboration with the Nepali Students Organization. The event was hosted to foster cultural and… Continue reading