Dreaming by the Blue Lake

All I can retrieve is a feeling of unreality and a sense of emptiness, buoyed by deeper unresolved emotions that once again question who I really am and what I hope to discover by coming here.

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Nyima Tsering’s Tears

“How can I not return? Our home is there. If we all leave, to whom will Tibet be left?” … Later while Norway — the symbol of the free world — was gradually left behind, two streams of tears silently ran down Nyima Tsering’s bony cheeks.

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The Survival of Darga Parkhang Chenmo

The Dérgé Parkhang Chenmo (Derge Printing Press) in Dérgé County of Kham Region, Tibet, survived through from the beginning the Chinese occupation of Tibet in late 1950s to the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the reconstruction drive in the late 1980’s.

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Tsampa

Tsampa has height history / In independent Tibet she was our stance

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A Cold War in Shangri La – The CIA in Tibet

Four decades after the CIA first got involved in Tibet, Roger McCarthy looks back and sums up its outcome: “If we look at what we did to Tibet as about the best that we could do, then I say that we have failed … miserably.”

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China’s India PR Guy

Ram can claim neither the fire of idealism nor the smokescreen of ignorance to justify his unquestioning promotion of the totalitarian Beijing regime and its colonial hold on Tibet.

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Decline of the Potala Palace

The Potala has never been, with the changing of time and space, so colourful, so odd, and even helpless and sad, as it has been during this half century.

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Deathbed

Sands of time slipping from my grasp, / Pages of my life, melodies of my unsung past.

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Tibet Speaks

The dawn is here now / I foresee, a happy free Tibet / And our day will soon be here.

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