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

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