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

Teaching Tibet

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…the simplest and easy way – Show a film. That’s what i did for Lhakar yesterday at my work place. I played the film ‘Kundun’ to two of my work colleagues who didn’t… Continue reading

Waving Flag

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This week, I thought I’d share something really cool that my little sister did. Last year was my sister’s first year of high school in Belleville, Ontario, and she noticed that many of… Continue reading

The Voice of Tawu

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[Guest post by Gabriel Feinstein Jr. – in collaboration with anonymous Tibetans] Following is an interview with a brave Tibetan, herein dubbed “the voice of Tawu.” He is Rinpoche, a teacher, a friend,… Continue reading

Discovering the Resistance & Inheriting a Legacy

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A personal reflection of Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan

Cultural Anthropology-Tibet: Why?

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© 2012 Dlo08 I have just started my MA program in Cultural Anthropology this past week. Things are going well and I am excited for what awaits. In one of my classes, my… Continue reading

Finding Tibet in Central Europe, Part I: Berlin

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After action camp, I decided to travel for twelve days, making a boomerang trail around Central Europe. I never did the “backpacking around Europe” thing in college – I was more of the… Continue reading

Remembering Tsewang Norbu on Lhakar

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[Guest post by Migmar Dhakyel of Switzerland] The horrifying news reached me on last Monday evening when I got home. I read the articles online about Tsewang Norbu’s self-immolation. I felt so shocked,… Continue reading

MY PLEDGE

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Tibet has a saying: “Although it is good to know other languages, it is shameful to forget your own”.   I pledge to my father, to myself and to the people of Tibet… Continue reading

In the territory of Nyarong, uprisings against the Chinese in the 1950’s unfolded in a manner similar to those in other areas of Kham, but with one twist: the leader of the revolt was a woman

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From the book Arrested Histories: Tibet, The CIA, And Memories Of A Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan [Everything (except for the text written in brackets) written in this post including the tittle of… Continue reading