WHERE I AM FROM

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[Guestpost by Tenzin Desel ] I am from the mesmerizing snowcapped mountains, The perennial rivers, the tall pines, The blooming rhododendrons, the gnarled trees, The winding cobbled street. I am from swishing cool… Continue reading

Ayu Khandro, the Traveling Yogini of Kham

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Ayu Khandro was a highly regarded neljorma, yogini, in eastern Tibet, who was born in 1839 and died in 1953 at the age of hundred-and-fifteen. Unlike Sera Khandro, Ayu Khandro did not leave… Continue reading

How do we Tibetans create our own sense of Place? Why should it matter?

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How do Tibetans construct their own space and place, and what does cham have anything to do with this? While there are many socio-cultural ways in which Tibetans construct their own place, I focus my discussion on how Tibetans construct their own spaces through the masculine ritual practice of cham, and how Tibetans respond when those spaces and places are encroached upon.

A Gendered Reading of the Life & Times of Yogini Sera Khandro: A Critical Review of Jacoby’s Love & Liberation

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Sarah H. Jacoby’s Love And Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (2014) is a close reading by Jacoby on the life and times of Sera Khandro, a renowned female… Continue reading

Sketching Tibetan Cartoons

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[Guestpost by Jamyang Phuntsok] As a schoolboy I remember picking up English newspapers to look at the comic strips and having the hardest time figuring out what they actually meant. I never understood… Continue reading

How I Met Your Future Prime Minister

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*This post isn’t meant to endorse any candidate or party – simply to share my experiences and some resources* There is so much election buzz going on right now – for our Chitues around… Continue reading

A Tibetan Refugee Visits an American-Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

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[Guestpost by Kunsang Palmo] I pass by a Tibetan monastery every time I am on the shuttle to my liberal arts college from my apartment off­campus. I never thought of visiting it because… Continue reading

When Tibetan Women ruled Tibet

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In my attempt to engage more historic female figures in Tibetan history, I’ve decided to share a close reading of Janet Gyatso’s “Down with the Demoness: Reflections on a Feminine Ground in Tibet”… Continue reading

Experiences on the Hill

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[Guest post by the 2015 Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Interns] The Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship program had always been on all four of our radars. It was an opportunity to work on… Continue reading

My Summer at Sarah

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[Guest post by Lobsang Wangkhang] A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about my time at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) Summer School Program for Tibetan students from abroad.  I ended… Continue reading