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Dalai Lama Foundation 2019 Tibetan Graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) Scholarship Program

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 16:52
Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) announced the 2019 Tibetan Graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) Scholarship Program for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Europe/Australia/North America. A scholarship grant of up to US$10,000 will be awarded to around 18 exceptional candidates, as … Continued

Tibetan Parliament Approves Topgyal Tsering Zongkha as Kalon of 15th Kashag

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:53
Dharamshala: Topgyal Tsering Zongkha, Secretary of the Kashag Secretariat, has been appointed as a Kalon of the 15th Kashag following nomination by President Dr Lobsang Sangay on the floor of the Tibetan Parliament today. He was approved as a Kalon … Continued

Senior PRM Delegation Visits Dharamsala

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:00
Dharamshala: A delegation of Population, Refugee and Migration (PRM) officials based in Kathmandu, Nepal visited Dharamshala from 19 to 21 March 2019. PRM is an agency within the US States Department and the delegation comprised of Mr. Alex Ave-Lallemant, Regional … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Condoles Victims of Christchurch Attack

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:07
Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered his heartfelt prayers and condolences to the people of New Zealand and families of victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques which left scores of people dead and … Continued

‘Thank You, Russia’ Concludes with Tibetan Traditional Songs and Music

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:40
Moscow, RUSSIA: ‘Thank you Russia’ concluded in Moscow with Tibetan traditional songs and music performed by renowned Tibetan artist Techung. Techung is a Tibetan Folk and freedom singer/songwriter living in exile and a recipient of New York States Council for … Continued

Third Day of 7th Session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:00
Dharamshala: The third day of the 7th Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile commenced with continuation of debate and discussion on 2019-2020 proposed budget of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) from the previous day with clarifications from President Dr. Lobsang … Continued

Second Day of 7th Session of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:01
  Dharamshala: Chaired by Speaker Pema Jungney, the second day of the 7th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began with continuation of debate on the official solidarity resolution on the critical situation inside Tibet. The official solidarity resolution passed … Continued

Tibetan National Uprising Marked Across Central and Eastern Europe

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:37
Geneva: In solitary and support for the peaceful non-violence resistance of Tibetans for the last six-decades, Tibet supporters in Central and Eastern Europe marked the 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day. Tibetan national flag was seen hurling across the … Continued

European Parliament hosts Conference on Re-education camps in China and persecution against minorities

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:05
Brussels, BELGIUM: An intense two-hour-long conference on re-education camps in China and persecution against minorities was held in the European Parliament on Tuesday. Hosted by MEP Thomas Mann, the conference featured two sections: a panel discussion on the situation in … Continued

Nepal asked to honour principle of “non-refoulement”: Tibetan refugees should not be returned where their lives, religion, culture, language is threatened

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:53
Dharamshala: The US Secretary of the State asked the Nepal government to honour the principle of “non-refoulement”, a cornerstone of international refugee law whereby asylum seekers or refugees can’t be forced to return to a country where they can be … Continued

Tibet has never been a part of China anywhere in its pre-1949 history

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:03
by T.G. Arya* The Chinese communist mouthpiece, the Global Times, recently carried an article, “Western media report on Tibet full of bias” by Xu Hailin. But the irony of the article is that, while it criticized western media of ignorance … Continued

Budget Session of the Tibetan Parliament Begins

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:14
Dharamshala: The budget session for the financial year 2019-2020 of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began today. This is the 7th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament. This year’s budget session will witness presentation of the Central Tibetan Administration’s annual budget proposal by Kalon … Continued

Detained Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Secretly Sentenced to 18 Years, Wife to 2 Years

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:44
-Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR Dharamshala: News emerges from Tibet that Chinese authorities have sentenced Lodoe Gyatso, a former Tibetan political prisoner, to 18 years in prison while his wife has been given a two-year prison … Continued

Kashag invites Tibetans across globe to contribute in Tenshug offering for His Holiness the Dalai Lama scheduled May 2019

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:00
Dharamshala: To symbolise the collective aspirations of the six million Tibetans and reaffirm the unity of the three provinces, the Kashag of Central Tibetan Administration invited Tibetans across the globe to contribute in a Tenshug offering for Tibet’s supreme spiritual … Continued

Tibetan National Flag Flutters in the Villes & Vales of Europe

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:38
In the unique tradition of many European municipalities, March 10 is the day when they officially hoist the Tibetan flag. There were other municipalities who raised the Tibetan flag at the Town Hall throughout the year. On the 60th Anniversary of … Continued

Resume dialogue with Dalai Lama envoys immediately: US Religious Freedom Ambassador to China

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:32
Dharamshala: In an official re-affirmation of the United State government’s unstinting support for CTA’s Middle Way Approach, the US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way approach and urged … Continued

2019 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award Conferred on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:20
Dharamshala: Rev. Thomas Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport, Iowa traveled over 7,200 miles to Dharamsala to present The Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award to the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 4 March.  The Pacem in Terris Peace … Continued

Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein Honour Former Political Prisoner Dhondup Wangchen

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:00
-By Tibet Bureau, Geneva Switzerland, 17 March 2019: Tibetan community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein hosted a public reception in honour of Dhondup Wangchen, a prominent political prisoner, who is currently in Switzerland for human rights advocacy meetings, today. The public … Continued

China’s Deputy Foreign Minister to the UN Human Rights Council: ‘Tibetans enjoy a free and happy life’

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:51
-By Tibet Bureau Geneva Geneva: On Friday, China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Le Yucheng led a delegation at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), rejecting legitimate criticisms about the lack of basic human rights in Tibet and other regions in the … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: In your hearts you remain undefeated, in your minds you are already liberated says Former Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama during the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:39
  Seretse Khama Ian Khama, former President of Botswana made his precious presence as a chief guest during the commemoration of 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day in Dharamshala despite his own government reluctance to let him attend the anniversary for … Continued