Tag Archive: Tibet

Old Dog (Khyi rgan) directed by Pema Tsetan & The Sun-Beaten Path (Dbus Lam Gyi Nyi Ma) directed by Sonthar Gyal


Guestpost by Dr. Tsering Shakya: I know this review has been out for more than a week but I wanted to bring our attention back to these two movies. Its important that we support works by Tibetans in Tibet. They are able to tell us stories, directly (not through exiles or Tibet-NGOs) about Tibetans in Tibet through creative projects such as the following. Efforts like these provide us with accessible and inclusive mediums, drenched in meanings, that can offer us a glimpse into the mind and lives of Tibetans in Tibet. Told to us by Tibetans in Tibet.

Bearing Witness


I don’t want my readers to feel obligated to watch this video. I understand it is hard to watch but I wanted to share why I decided to watch it eventually.  Ani (nun)… Continue reading

The Tibetans of Belleville


Below is an article that was written over three years ago in the Toronto Star that I just rediscovered. It’s an article that includes the stories of three of my uncles and how my… Continue reading

Tibetans, sometimes “The Noble Savage”


Tibetans, sometimes “The Noble Savage”
November 16, 2011 by Dawa Lokyitsang

© 2012 Dlo08

I just came across this video, which seems to be a loose response to the “I am Tibetan” videos that have come out of Tibet and in the diaspora to encourage the Tibetan identity.

This guy (who pronounces all the Tibetan names wrong) is clearly Chinese (his name is Vinnie Hu), declares “I am a Tibetan Mastiff” to represent himself as a Tibetan who is metaphorically a Mastiff.

Mastiff’s, although magnificent, are dogs, kept as pets (now expensive pets). He seems to equate the Tibetan to that of a magnificent animal. It almost sounds exactly like the “Nobel Savage” trope, which is described as:

“The noble savage is portrayed as ignorant and simple-minded but simultaneously uncorrupted by any of the moral failings of modern civilization and possessing an innate wisdom and connection to nature”

Explosion In Tibet: The Beginning Of Something Great


[Edited 11/16/11: A reader has asked for clarity on this post. In response, I have provided examples of Sabotage Campaign in the example section. I hope this will clear up reader/s understanding regarding… Continue reading

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


༄༅།། 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

Stepping up to the defiant show of Love and Courage


In the last week, we have yet again heard news of more self-immolation’s inside Tibet, Tenzin Wangmo (20yrs old) and Norbu Dramdul (19yrs old). It is easy to become depressed by all the sad news, however, Jamyang Norbu la’s right. Tibetans inside are calling us to action and we must not let them down.

Enough! Standing up for Tibet


Today for Lhakar, I called my Member of Parliament asking her to pledge her support for the ‘Enough! Global Intervention to Save Tibetan Lives’ campaign. The video pretty much explains everything, and you… Continue reading

Lhakar at Sarah College


[Guest post by Tenzin Paksam. College for Higher Tibetan Studies Sarah, India] Last Wednesday, Lhakar was observed at Sarah, College for Higher Tibetan Studies. My friend, Pema Namgyal from Amdo, wore the complete… Continue reading



[“Tribute to the martyrs” Guest post by Tenzin Norzin. College for Higher Tibetan Studies Sarah]                                                 ༼ རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་ཚོར་གུས་དུད་ཞུ། ༽ ཉིན་ཆར་བྱུང་དང་འབྱུང་བཞིན་པའི་བོད་ནང་གི་དོན་རྐྱེན་ཡ་ང་དེ་དག་ཐོས་འཕྲལ་བདག་གི་སེམས་པ་ཚ་ཤུར་ཤུར་དང་ལྷན་དུ་སྙིང་རྗེ་དང་སྤོབས་པའི་ཚོར་སྣང་འདྲེས་མ་ཞིག་གིས་བཟུང་སོང་། ཕྱོགས་གཅིག་ནས་བལྟས་ན་དལ་འབྱོར་མི་ལུས་ཀྱི་གྱོང་གུད་ཡིན་པས་ཕངས་སེམས་ངང་གིས་སླེབས་ཆོག  … Continue reading