Lhakar,a day of action!!

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We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a… Continue reading

Demystifying Tibetan vocabularies used by His Holiness

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[Update] During Central Tibetan Administrations inauguration of Lobsang Sangay on Aug. 8th, 2011; there were some new Tibetan words used by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I was able to get help from… Continue reading

New Pledges by New Warriors.

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Today is the end of SFT’s one week Action camp held in Germany, Europe. I’ve been to at least three or four action camps in Europe and America where I have received practical… Continue reading

Climbing Trees with My (Incredible, Giggling, Modest) Heroes

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I’ve just spent the last week training climbing in the German countryside. Among the student participants were dozens of activists from all across Europe and the world. But because I was the only… Continue reading

The Hills Have Eyes… errr Ears… and Mouths

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This week’s Lhakar Diaries post stems from a very odd dream I had recently which led me to think about my past life. I won’t write what happened in the dream, but I… Continue reading

འ་ཙི་བུ་མོ་ལགས།

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[Guest entry by Bhuchung D. Sonam *] ང་ཡི་ཡིད་དབང་ཁྱེད་ཀྱིས་འཕྲོག ཁྱེད་ཀྱིས་ང་ལ་མིག་མི་བལྟ། ད་ནི་བྱེད་ཐབས་གཞན་མི་འདུག ཆང་རག་མ་འཐུང་རང་འཐུང་རེད། ཤེལ་དམ་གཅིག་གིས་ར་མ་ཟི། ཤེལ་དམ་གཉིས་པས་ར་མ་ཟི། ཤེལ་དམ་གསུམ་པ་འཐུང་པས་ན། སྐྱུགས་པ་གཡས་དང་གཡོན་ལ་ཤོར། སང་ཉིན་ཞོགས་པ་ཡར་ལང་དུས། ཡང་བསྐྱར་ཁྱེད་རང་སེམས་ལ་འཁོར། བུ་ངའི་སྙིང་རླུང་སྟོད་ལ་འཚང་། ང་དང་ཨ་རག་གྲོགས་སུ་གྱུར། ཉིན་མཚན་རྟག་ཏུ་དྲན་རྒྱུ་གཅིག བུ་ངའི་སྙིང་གི་ཟེའུ་འབྲུ་ཁྱེད། འོ་ཙི་འོ་ཙི་སྙིང་སྡུག་ལགས། ཐེང་གཅིག་ང་ལ་གཟིགས་རོགས་གནང། *The author is a poet and a writer based in… Continue reading

Overprotected? Never!

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This past weekend, I went home to visit the family, and my Amala gave me this little trinket to attach to the ‘tsemdhue’ around my neck (a red string which is supposed to… Continue reading

Questions about Lhakar

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Hey all, A friend recently messaged me to ask about Lhakar. He had some questions regarding what it was and how it started. While in conversation, some interesting questions came up. I’ve decided… Continue reading

Lhakar-Friendly Loafers

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Everything’s made in China, everything. So why even bother trying to buy ethically, right? Even TOMS, which is supposed to be an ethical shoe company, produces their shoes in China. What’s a Tibetan… Continue reading

Exchanging love notes

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What girl doesn’t want flowers, chocolates, and love notes from her love…in Tibetan? I was totally surprised that Tashi had attempted to write me a note in Tibetan. Yes, he refers himself to me… Continue reading