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

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

How do you teach self-immolations in Tibet?

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Last Thursday, April 5th, I gave a talk on the self-immolations at my school, followed by a Q&A. I was a bit nervous. How does one begin to try to make sense out of such a powerful yet painful act, without sensationalizing, to people who don’t know much about Tibet in the span of one hour?

Hu Jintao was Shamed during his recent visit to India

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I would like to share how Tibetans and Supporters shamed Hu Jintao on his recent visit to India on BRICS conference. Hu Jintao faces huge protest by Tibetans where ever he went and the… Continue reading