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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she realizes the demoness Srin, who represents the Tibetan landscape itself, is causing all the difficulties. To subdue her, they build a total of thirteen Buddhist temples, some of which still stand today in places like Bhutan (39), to pin her down on her back. Four in the inner realm of Tibet to pin her shoulder and hip. Four at the border areas, pinning her knees and elbows. Four at the boarders beyond to pin her hands and feet. And finally, one at the Jo-khang, symbolizing her heart and considered the center of Tibet (38). Thus Srin is subdued and Buddhism can reign over Tibet. Besides Buddhist domination of Srin, what is this myth really about? And why is the demoness gendered as female?

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

Adapting to Survive in a New Exile

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[Guest post by Ngawang Lodoe, a student from Hampshire College, did his final photography project on the preservation and challenges of the Tibetan culture and language in the US.] The story of Tibet… Continue reading

For You, Our Beloved Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

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Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died under suspicious circumstances in a Chinese prison in Eastern Tibet earlier this week. His family shared this news with the rest of the world on Monday July 12, 2015. All… Continue reading

I Only Know

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[Guestpost by Ten Phun, a Tibetan youth residing currently in exile. He is part of a generation that was born in Tibet but brought into exile for better educational opportunities and thus, never… Continue reading

May She Always Remain Mighty

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སྲུང་བ་ He said he wanted to swim. It was dark. He gave me his སྲུང་བ་ to hold as I wasn’t going in the water. I took it for him. He went in and… Continue reading

Momos in Budapest

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[Guestpost by Mila Tenzin Samdub]   There is a sign above the door with two flags on it: “Free Kurdistan Free Tibet Gyorsetterem”. Budapest was to be my surrogate Lhasa. I had applied… Continue reading

Escaping Home

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  I woke up in the middle of the night. The sound of Dhomsey’s deep barks had taken me from such a wonderful dream. An escape. Dhomsey never barks, so I slowly got… Continue reading