J’adore mon pays, le Tibet

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Earlier this month, I took a little weekend trip to Montreal, in the province of Quebec. While Ottawa, where I live, is a city that is more or less bilingual with most people… Continue reading

How to Start a Non-Violent Revolution

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Since 1980 dictatorships have collapsed before the predominantly nonviolent defiance of people in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Slovenia, Madagascar, Mali, Bolivia, and the Philippines. Nonviolent resistance has furthered… Continue reading

Access to the histories of home

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Recently I went to my university library to look for its Tibet section and found that there was so much literature, specifically contemporary literature, lacking. Sure there were some books that I was… Continue reading

Calling All Tsampa Eaters!

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Karma Emchi, better known as Shapaley, released his latest video today on Lhakar and within a just few hours “Tsampa” became another massive hit for the Swiss based rapper. “Tsampa” directed by Tenzin Wangchuk… Continue reading

Pull My Spirits Up High

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Just when it felt like all news on Tibet was getting sadder, Shapaley dropped “Tsampa” this Wednesday on Lhakar.

Readers: We need your feedback

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Dear readers, We are thrilled to let you know that Lhakar Diaries has now reached over 125 countries around the world! People in the United States, Canada and India are our strongest base,… Continue reading

Radiohead’s Unofficial Lhakar Pledge…and Maybe Bjork’s

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Earlier this week I landed in London and my on very first night out I got to see one of my favorite bands of all time… Radiohead!! I was super excited. The last… Continue reading

The time I found myself in the middle of a Tibetan wedding

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Sooo I guess it’s wedding season – it seems like EVERYONE is getting married right now. So I thought I’d write a post describing Tibetan weddings but I had no idea where to… Continue reading

Introducing Jigmé Théaux

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(Guest post by Jigme Theaux) This is a brand new web tv-show made by me, a French guy who happens to be Tibetan. I do everything on my own, from writing scripts to… Continue reading

Samsara, the Fi-lim!

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I’m supposed to be grading papers so I’ll make this quick and dirty! There’s a new documentary called Samsara by the creators of Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985), Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, and everyone must go see it.… Continue reading