Tag Archive: Dharamsala

Resilience & Fortitude: Tibet Movement through the youngest Tibetan woman parliamentarian

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When some members of the Lhakar Diaries family contacted me to see if I could do an interview with her, I was more than excited since I had been thinking about it for some time-it also helped that I am currently in Dharamsala. When I contacted Dhardon la, she was more than accommodating. She took some time off her busy schedule and we did a quick interview over some tea.

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Going back to Bir. TYC graces my hometown…

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It’s been three months that I last visited my hometown Bir. It is a small Tibetan settlement two hours away from Dharamshala, capital of Tibetan exiles, in Himachal Pradesh, North India. My brother… Continue reading

Learning Tibetan on Lhakar: Episode Four

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This week I wanted to share a video and some photos from my visit to the Sambhota Day School in Gankyi to show how these awesome young students observe Lhakar every Wednesday. From the… Continue reading

WHEN THE BUDDHA STOPS SMILING

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Picture from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8914083@N02/ I never quite understood and to some extent, even now, why most of the Japanese tourists that I have come across could not do without a camera and the restless… Continue reading

SFT-Concert on His Holiness 77th Birthday (Video)

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On His Holiness 77th birthday SFT-India organised a concert with the theme of ‘Come Home Your Holiness’. Dharamsala monsoon is always unpredictable and our fingers were crossed tight that day as we decided… Continue reading

Learning Tibetan on Lhakar: Episode Two (and a Meeting for Rangzen)

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Above is the second installment of our video series in Dharamsala, including a peek into a meeting of the world’s leading Rangzen warriors battling for Tibetan Independence. If you haven’t seen the video for the… Continue reading

Ka, Kha, Ga, Nga, Learning Tibetan on Lhakar: Episode One

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Hopefully by the time I post this, it will still be Lhakar somewhere in the world. I’ve been struggling all day with power cuts and the sporadic internet of Incredible India so it’s… Continue reading

Declare Independence!

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Lhakar Academy Alums Attend Release of Re-Creation of Tibet’s Proclamation of Independence Today for Lhakar, six alums of the Lhakar Academy joined the new class of participants in attending a historic ceremony in… Continue reading

Inspiring News from Tibet: Language Preservation in Amdo

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Yesterday on Lhakar one of my close activist friends, Lhamo Kyab, who is also an ex political prisoner came into my office. I could see the excitement in his face and eagerness to… Continue reading

Thoughts on the Recent Self-Immolations by Students at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, India

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༄༅།། རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་རྣམ་པར་གདུང་སེམས་མཉམ་བསྐྱེད་དང་རྗེས་དྲན་ཆེད། ས་རཱ་མཐོ་སློབ་ཀྱི་ཤེས་ཡོན་ཚོགས་པའི་ངོས་ནས། མཐོ་སློབ་གང་དེར་མར་མེ་མཆོད་འབུལ་དང་། བརྗོད་གཞི་འགའི་ཐོག་ཐོལ་བྱུང་རྩོམ་ཡིག་གི་འགྲན་བསྡུར་ཞིག་ཀྱང་སྤེལ་ཡོད་པ་ལས། འདིར་རྩོམ་ལེགས་གྲས་སྐོར་ཅིག་བཀོད་ཡོད། The Tibetan Language Group of Sarah College organized a candle-light vigil and essay-writing session to show solidarity to the Tibetan martyrs for their sacrifice. Below are some… Continue reading