Tag Archive: Tibet

Mao in Tibetan disguise: History, ethnography, and excess

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Guest post by Carole MCGRANAHAN, University of Colorado. (The original academic article with footnotes and bibliography can be found and downloaded here at http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/65) What does ethnographic theory look like in dialogue with… 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

The Peaceful Struggle by Tenzin Haines-Wangda

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Below is a guest post by Tenzin Haines-Wangda from Ottawa, Canada, on how she’s been able to teach Tibet through the art of dance. — I attended an arts high school in Ottawa, Ontario… 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

Virtually Learning Tibetan

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So the last few days, I’ve discovered a few cool tools/services that are being offered to help preserve the Tibetan language. Earlier this week, I was browsing Facebook, when I saw a photo… Continue reading

“Yak Horns,” TibetWrites Launches New Book by Bhuchung D. Sonam

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Last Sunday, I took a break from the monsoon rains and sought refuge at Jimmy’s Italian restaurant where a book launch was being held in the somehow-always-busy town of Mcleod Ganj. The launch… Continue reading

Celebrating Lhakar Through Learning: Summer Buddhism Retreat 2012

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This past weekend, July 4th-July 8th, an estimated sixty high school and college students of Tibetan, Kalmyk-Mongolian, and Himalayan descent came from all over North America to attend a Buddhism Conference organized by the… Continue reading

Pema Yoko in Sikkim

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The history of Sikkim begins with the lepchas. Eventually there was the establishment of a Tibetan kingdom, Chogyal in the 17th century [wikipedia]. From 1642 to 1975, Sikkim was ruled by the Namgyal… Continue reading

Life Between Lhasa and Brooklyn

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It is just past three in the middle of the night in Brooklyn. In Lhasa, the clocks read the same as here, but it is afternoon. This basic fact, of how it can… Continue reading

Lhakar Diaries Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

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In just one year, Lhakar Diaries has gone above and beyond our expectations. As a project with humble beginnings, a few of us started brainstorming last spring, during our time at the Lhakar Academy,… Continue reading