Pictures & Video of Tibet’s Proclamation of Independence

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Dear Friends, I wish to share some pictures and video of the historic event Declaring Independence with the re-creation of Tibet’s 1913 Proclamation of Independence this Lhakar. 35 pictures in Slide You can check… 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

Inspiring News from Tibet: Language Preservation in Amdo

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Yesterday on Lhakar one of my close activist friends, Lhamo Kyab, who is also an ex political prisoner came into my office. I could see the excitement in his face and eagerness to… Continue reading

For someone who fought for our right

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While Lhakar is about devoting one day of the week to our cause, last week, Tibet lost a dear friend who I’m sure devoted much more than just one day a week to… Continue reading

Heroes, Martyrs and Mountain Phoenix: Thoughts on Self-Immolation and Suicide

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“Distancing ourselves clearly from self-immolation as a political method is not a betrayal of our sacrificing Tibetan brothers and sisters. Not distancing ourselves means approval and indirect encouragement of a method that is… Continue reading

The world convened for Tibet… and I got to see it

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For a city that’s home to about 20 Tibetans, Ottawa sure felt like the centre of the Tibetan universe this past week. This past weekend, Ottawa played host to the World Parliamentarians Convention… 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