Tag Archive: Tibetan

When I saw number plates in Tibetan

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I recall how the movie Matrix comes at a turning point after Morpheus challenges Neo with a very difficult choice. Well.. I didn’t quite require that level of intricacy nor did I have… Continue reading

How to Chat like a pro in Tibetan: A Cheat sheet!

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So you want to chat like me in Tibetan? ང་ འདྲ་བོ་ བོད་སྐད་ ནང་ སྐད་ཆ་ (ཁ་ལས་) བཤད་ཀྱི་ ཡིན་ནམ་ Here’s HOW: 1. Make sure you have the Tibetan font on your computer. People with Mac’s… Continue reading

Ngawang Samphel Plays Piano Arrangement of songs by Palgon, Yudrug Tsendep, & Yadong

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(Guest post by one half of Strangers) The performance: This this essentially an arrangement of three Tibetan songs for the piano: Aku Pema by Palgon, Drenpai Zhechung by Yudrug Tsendep, and Ama by… Continue reading

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

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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

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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

Tibetans, sometimes “The Noble Savage”

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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

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[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

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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

Lhakar at Sarah College

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[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

Finding My Voice

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[Guest post by Lhakyi] Living in a multicultural area in America you would think I’d get swallowed up by the different cultures and languages surrounding me. Well you would be wrong! I knew… Continue reading