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Latest addition : 20 December 2011.

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  • In a muddle kingdom

    24 February 2011, by Tenzin Tsundue

    On June 28, 1992, three senior lamas responsible for the recognition of the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa approached the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. Following instructions in a poem-letter left behind by the 16th Karmapa, Tai Situ Rinpoche and Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche asked for his endorsement of a nomad boy born in eastern Tibet. The Shamarpa left following a disagreement. The next day the Dalai Lama declared seven-year-old Ogyen Trinley Dorje the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Two months later, (...)

  • Freedom of Tongue

    9 November 2010, by Bhuchung D Sonam

    ’I am my language, I am an ode, two odes, ten. This is my language. I am my language.’ — Mahmoud Darwish On 12 October 2010, the Provincial Communist Party and Amdo (Chin. Qinghai) Provincial Government held a meeting on education during which a new policy to replace Tibetan by Chinese as the medium of instruction was launched. At 8 am on 19th, thousands of Tibetan students in Rebkong took to the streets to demand ‘Freedom of Language.’ The peaceful protests by Tibetan students have spread (...)

  • Tibet and the "Long Walk to Freedom"

    26 February 2010

    It has been twenty years now since Nelson Mandela walked out of Robben Island prison and won the freedom for South Africans. The struggle against discrimination had gone for more than a century and under the African National Congress (ANC), it took on a more urgency and action. Civil disobedience action such as the Defiance Campaign propelled the people to show their strong disagreement and their grievances. One waits for a day when such a large movement would occur inside Tibet. The recent (...)

  • Ngabo — Yes Tibetan, No Patriot

    26 December 2009, by Bhuchung D Sonam

    The death of Ngabo Ngawang Jigme has stirred emotions on both sides of the Himalayas. While the official Chinese media carried flowery obituaries and praised him for his contributions to the Motherland, the Kashag of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile is equally effusive in its praise — calling him "honest and patriotic." Ngabo was born in 1910. At the age 26, in 1936, he started working for the independent Tibetan Government. The regent Takdrag Rinpoche appointed him as a cabinet minister. (...)

  • Karma of the Tongue

    2 November 2009

    It is said that there are many levels of Karma (le) or what is more conveniently translated into English as the law of causality. I have often struggled with this philosophy of Buddhism; of not being able to comprehend a power above us enforcing (for the lack of a better word) this law. However, my confusion is confined within that sphere of the subtlest form of Karma that lies beyond the spectrum of our mortal imagination. What I am certain about though, is the form of Karma that relates (...)

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