How easily we forget that / A passionately new dawn / Sinks into cloudy darkness,
You, a golden child are born / On this autumn’s early dawn;
Another lonely night / Among moss and shrubs / With the sky as my blanket
Oblivious to my mother’s pain, / I leave her warm womb unwillingly / Fragile and unattended.
In a faraway land, / Like a bird betrayed of its nest.
Yet another day passes, Yet another day sleeps / Enter the world of dreams, bringing love in heaps.
Sands of time slipping from my grasp, / Pages of my life, melodies of my unsung past.
The dawn is here now / I foresee, a happy free Tibet / And our day will soon be here.
Sometimes I see, I hear, I know / My country men laying their lives
Over the eastern hills rises / The smiling face of the moon;
An image of my children finishing school and reading colourful books, just like the young man, with such glasses on, while they come home waiting for jobs.
Review by Tashi Tenzin of the film Richard Gere is my Hero: The film’s richness in characterisation — some of the funniest characters like Love Guru, Acha BBC, Phuntsok Drunkard, and Cho Dargay can be compared to those of the best novels.
The essence of this book lies in its relevance in everyday life — making the ancient wisdom available to the modern world. Every housewife and househusband should have this book on their kitchen shelf so that they know exactly what balanced vegetable dishes to prepare for their loved ones.
The issue of Tibet is a remnant of the Great Game. Only now the playing fields are a tiny town in northern India and the Great Hall of the People via Hong Kong.
Review by Jeffrey Bowe of Winds of Change – An Autobiography of a Tibetan, by Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa. Provides a close and revealing insight into those forces which have crafted this biographical voyage from a carefree and privileged childhood in independent Tibet.
We would have to consider Khyentse Norbu’s Phorpa (The Cup) to be the first proper full-length Tibetan feature film, the work of eminent lama Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche.