NYC Summer Lhakar Actions

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So, it might seem like I’m cheating by posting what our SFT HQ interns are doing for Lhakar – but I’m really not. We (SFT HQ) have been lucky to have two amazing… Continue reading

Me & Mama Make Momos

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Amalas (Tib: Mothers) know best, and that proved true once again today. With so many other things going on right now, I was at a loss as to what to post for my… Continue reading

Status Update

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Hey people, this is just a quick status update. I am currently at Womad Festival representing Tibet and Students for a free Tibet, UK (SFT UK)  for one week. I am low on… Continue reading

Teaching Creative Writing (with a Side of Tibet)

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Variety is the spice of life, right? So, there’ll be no long post on Tibetan literature today. I decided that instead of writing a post in the privacy of my apartment, I’d do… Continue reading

Apha (ཨ་ཕ།) by Dekyi Tsering (བདེ་སྐིྱད་ཚེ་རིང།)

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I wanted to share this video today because of the beautiful and touching lyrics. I am sure you all have already figured out that Apha is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The… Continue reading

‘Thank you Communist Party of China’

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[Guest entry by Bhuchung D. Sonam *] As a kid growing up in Tibet under China, the first song that I learned was The East Is Red. It was one of the most… Continue reading

Dharamsala Welcomes His Holiness on Lhakar

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Photos by Norbu Wangyal and dtseten

གསོལ་ཇ་ མཆོད་ | Solja Choe | Have Some Tea

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(Src: chinaodysseytours.com) If one has ever been to Dharamsala or any parts of India, at some point of the journey, one wouldn’t miss his/her eye beyond the rims of the most basic and necessary… Continue reading

On Influence and Authenticity in Tibetan Literature

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When you talk about Tibetan identity, you inevitably seem to come up against the sticky issue of ‘authenticity.’ Is this truly Tibetan? Am I? It’s no different when it comes to Tibetan literature;… Continue reading

Renewing my Lhakar Pledge

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Last year, Students for a Free Tibet came out with a new campaign called the Lhakar Pledge where they asked people to make a pledge to do something for Tibet every Wednesday (how… Continue reading