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

Lhakar beyond Wednesdays in Kham

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As I now googled for different time zones, I noticed that, if i was in New York, i still have 15 mins worth of time left before this Wednesday comes to a closure… Continue reading

Lhakar in Practice

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Where to start? I’ve missed 5 weeks worth of posts but don’t despair, I have been practicing Lhakar at the ground level. Wednesday 7th December: I was joined by over 50 of my fellow… 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

FROM BUDDHA TO BOLLYWOOD, AND HOLLYWOOD TO HALLYU: exile living in the age of pop culture

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(Guest Post by Tenzin Nyiwoe) Far away from my family in rural England, I was lost and maimed by self hate throughout my entire adolescent life, and beyond. I blocked out the constant… Continue reading

Chupa Day!

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My Lhakar action today is simple. I put on a chupa instead of jeans and a blazer. Actually, I just finished teaching my composition class at Columbia in my chupa. Inevitably, we ended… Continue reading

When I saw number plates in Tibetan

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I recall how the movie Matrix comes at a turning point after Morpheus challenges Neo with a very difficult choice. Well.. I didn’t quite require that level of intricacy nor did I have… Continue reading

ལྷག་དཀར་གྱི་གཞས་གསུམ། Three Lhakar Songs

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Guest Post by Bhuchung D Sonam There are many Tibets today – the occupied Tibet, the Tibet in exile, the Tibet in our hearts, the Tibet in transition and the online Tibet. All… Continue reading