Tag Archive: Tibetan

The time I found myself in the middle of a Tibetan wedding

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Sooo I guess it’s wedding season – it seems like EVERYONE is getting married right now. So I thought I’d write a post describing Tibetan weddings but I had no idea where to… Continue reading

Samsara, the Fi-lim!

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I’m supposed to be grading papers so I’ll make this quick and dirty! There’s a new documentary called Samsara by the creators of Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985), Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, and everyone must go see it.… Continue reading

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

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

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

The 5 College SFT does Lhakar at Mt. Holyoke

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On Saturday April 14th, Mount Holyoke College Students for a Free Tibet hosted its 2nd annual Himalayan Night in collaboration with the Nepali Students Organization. The event was hosted to foster cultural and… 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?

A journey through Hip Hop and Tibet

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Tenzin Wangchuk, MC name Exiled Prophet, shares his journey of growing up in New York and discovering Tibet through hip hop. He is the co-founder of Mind of a Monk, a Tibetan music… Continue reading

Spoken Words by Jigme Ritzekura

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We’d like to pay our respect and prayers to Jamphel Yeshi who passed away last night. Tibetans in India are doing everything they can to carry his and those insides, voices to Hu… Continue reading

Thug Chi Che: Send a Twitter Message of Thanks

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 *A special thank you to International Campaign for Tibet for highlighting these journalists in a recent e-mail, and for inspiring this post* A few years ago, when I was working as national director of Students… Continue reading