Tag Archive: Lhakar

The world convened for Tibet… and I got to see it

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For a city that’s home to about 20 Tibetans, Ottawa sure felt like the centre of the Tibetan universe this past week. This past weekend, Ottawa played host to the World Parliamentarians Convention… Continue reading

Visualizing Lhakar Part Two, Calligraphy by Puntsok Tsering

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  This Lhakar, we would like to share another beautiful calligraphy piece by our friend, Tibetan contemporary artist Puntsok Tsering in Germany. It is a great addition to the artwork we posted earlier this year in… Continue reading

How do you teach self-immolations in Tibet?

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Last Thursday, April 5th, I gave a talk on the self-immolations at my school, followed by a Q&A. I was a bit nervous. How does one begin to try to make sense out of such a powerful yet painful act, without sensationalizing, to people who don’t know much about Tibet in the span of one hour?

Tibet Lobby Day USA!

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By the Young Turquoise Bee This week my sister and I decided to honor Lhakar a few days early. We joined a record number of Tibetan-Americans and supporters in Washington, DC for the 4th… Continue reading

A Lhakar Pledge: Learning My Own Way, by the Young Turquoise Bee

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The first time I was ever fully immersed in a Tibetan community was in Bloomington, Indiana at a Tibetan Youth Cultural Camp organized by the Office of Tibet. I was fifteen years old,… Continue reading

We Take Action: Second European Tibetan Youth Parliament

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Check It Tibetan Rapper Karma Emchi WANTS YOU I’ve always been kind of ambivalent about the Tibetan electoral process. I mean, I hope I’m not the only one trying to wrap their head… Continue reading

Are We Ignoring the Self-Immolation’s?

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Guest Post by Ngawang Choephel.

Teaching Tibet Every Lhakar

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I still have 2hrs until Lhakar Wednesday is officially over but I promise I have a good excuse. I’ve been very busy with my schedule today but here’s the great news,

Stomp Through Winter Weather Ethically

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First a confession. NYCYak was once a Canadian yak. Vancouver, to be precise. As such, I have fared through my share of wet wet winters. Well, I’m back in my old pastures at… Continue reading

Lhakar in Kalachakra 2012

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For Lhakar Students for a Free Tibet India staff Dolkar explains what they are doing today here in this video. Check it!