Can’t Imagine; Can’t Stop Trying

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Susan Sontag Animation: Regarding the Pain of Others from L Nordell on Vimeo. Susan Sontag’s animation, with its stark halting stop-motion images and its repetition of all that we (on the outside) cannot know… Continue reading

My Meeting With UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Browne By Pema Yoko

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Today on this historic Lhakar, I want to share with you my recent activities for Tibet. On Monday, January 30, 2012,  I met with UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Browne alongside representatives of the… Continue reading

Are We Ignoring the Self-Immolation’s?

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Guest Post by Ngawang Choephel.

The Significance of Naming or Terming

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As many of you may already know, there have been more self-immolations followed by protests by Tibetans lately. As a result, Chinese authorities have responded by shooting and killing Tibetan protestors. It has been a relief to see these recent incidents be reported in the international news. Unfortunately, some journalists have failed to correctly call the place’s where these incidents took place by their correct Tibetan names, especially for incidents that took place in regions of Amdo, Tibet.

Teaching Tibet Every Lhakar

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I still have 2hrs until Lhakar Wednesday is officially over but I promise I have a good excuse. I’ve been very busy with my schedule today but here’s the great news,

Visualizing Lhakar

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A few weeks ago we came across this amazing piece of calligraphy by Tsering Norbu , inspired by Lhakar. It is so great to see folks responding with their own creativity to show… Continue reading

A Mass Lhakar Pledge

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Wow, it’s been a while since my last post! But I tried my best to make up for my delinquent behavior today. Today for Lhakar, I attended a solidarity vigil, organized by Students for a… Continue reading

Stomp Through Winter Weather Ethically

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First a confession. NYCYak was once a Canadian yak. Vancouver, to be precise. As such, I have fared through my share of wet wet winters. Well, I’m back in my old pastures at… Continue reading

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

Talk Back: Tibetan Comics Workshop

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This Lhakar, I’m working on putting together a Comic Book Workshop at the Rubin Museum with other Tibetan students from Columbia. We’re all part of a group called Plateau Engage – essentially, we’re… Continue reading