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Lhakar Winter Reading List

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Happy New Year to all our readers from the Lhakar Diaries family! We hope you’re all keeping warm wherever you are, hopefully with some kind of hot beverage, curled up with a good… Continue reading

Tibet in Brooklyn

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Last week for Lhakar we visited Jackson Heights, this week we take you to Brooklyn, NY. Yup, there’s a Tibetan restaurant in Cortelyou, Brooklyn. I bet most of you didn’t know you could… Continue reading

Our Day (Shopping) in New York’s Little Tibet

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I, Pema Yoko, am right now visiting New York, a place where the Tibetan community is booming and bustling. It is also the home of SFT head quarters, and where many of my… Continue reading

Our Day (Eating) in New York’s Little Tibet

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For Lhakar NYCYak, Pemayoko, and I (dlo08) decided to celebrate Lhakar by eating Tibetan lunch and dinner at Tibetan-owned restaurants. First Stop: Jackson Heights Roosevelt Ave., New York, NY. Pemayoko and I were… Continue reading

A man of many firsts

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Guest post by Dechen Pemba Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba, who has died aged 79, was the first Tibetan to be trained in western medicine, and served as consultant physician to Bhutan’s royal family.… 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

Made in Tibet

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brothers and sisters, we don’t know if you can hear us, but we hope you’ll receive this message…

It’s our challenge, show your identity!

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(Guest Post by Lobsang Tenzin Sara) I was born and raised in Switzerland with Tibetan parents and two older sisters. My parents always tried to raise me as a good Tibetan guy, who… Continue reading

Tibetan Anger and the Tibetan Fashion Police

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[Guest post by Dechen Pemba] It looks like the Tibetan cyberspace is getting a healthy dose of humour this year, finally! I already wrote about the fun, funny, smart and catchy viral rap… Continue reading

A Tibetan stranger in Zurich city on Lhakar

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Okay, so I decided for today to wear a chupa. No, today is not Trunkar ( His Holiness‘ birthday) or Sumchu Tütren (10th March) and no, my mother didn‘t force me to. The… Continue reading