identities, large and small

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Hi, my name is Kunsang and I’m a Tibetan Buddhist,” was how I once introduced myself when I was little. A few weeks ago during Lhakar I was visiting my family’s home in New… Continue reading

Meet: Strangers, Electro House Dance Tibetan music makers

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[Guest Post by Strangers] We, Strangers, would like to say that we are very honored to be included in this collection of Tibetan transmissions from across the world. We’re leaving it up to… Continue reading

Tibetan Anger and the Tibetan Fashion Police

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[Guest post by Dechen Pemba] It looks like the Tibetan cyberspace is getting a healthy dose of humour this year, finally! I already wrote about the fun, funny, smart and catchy viral rap… Continue reading

The Art of Continuous Future

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[Guest post by Tenzin Nio] The wall, as black as midnight and with painstakingly delicate gold details, foretold ancient wisdoms of the divine beings. Fierce looking wrathful deities rose out of their flames… Continue reading

Thenthuk With Pema

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Today for Lhakar i decided to cook for my friend and I, here is how i did it…   To make the dough, its pretty much plain four and water, the same way… Continue reading

Chatting in བོད་ཡིག་

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For Lhakar (a lil late, better late then never right?). I decided to have a chat session with my friend in བོད་ཡིག་ (Tibetan) hope you guys enjoy the content.   Me: སྐྱག་ཙ་ར་ Friend: ག་རེ་ Me: ཧ་ཧ་ཧ་ཧ་ Friend: ཇོག་མིན་འདུག་… Continue reading

Finding Tibet in Central Europe, Part II: Warsaw

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“You have to go to Warsaw,” said my friend. “It’s like the next Berlin!” This friend isn’t one for exaggeration, so I said, “Ok, fine.” and penciled Poland as the next stop on… Continue reading

Lhakar to the extreme

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Dear Lhakar Diaries, Today was an incredibly “Lhakar-ish” day. Here’s how it went: 8:00am: Woke up in Montreal and put my new favourite chupa on with a white shirt (whonjoo). LHAKAR! 9:00am: Gen… Continue reading

Today on Lhakar..

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A Tibetan stranger in Zurich city on Lhakar

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Okay, so I decided for today to wear a chupa. No, today is not Trunkar ( His Holiness‘ birthday) or Sumchu Tütren (10th March) and no, my mother didn‘t force me to. The… Continue reading