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CECC chairs Representative McGovern and Senator Rubio call for the Panchen Lama’s release

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:34

Washington DC: One of the strongest voices for the Tibetan cause, Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chair and Cochair, respectively, of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China, issued a statement on the 25th anniversary of … Continued

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UN Experts call on China to acquit Tibetan Human Rights Defender A-nya Sengdra

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:51

Geneva: Five UN Special Procedures mandate-holders called on China to drop charges against Tibetan environmentalist, anti-corruption crusader and human rights defender A-nya Sengdra as per the report published in the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website. … Continued

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Virtual Panel Discussion on 25 Years of “Disappearance”: Why the Global Support to Panchen Lama Matters

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:36

Geneva: Tibet Bureau Geneva will be hosting a virtual panel discussion on the topic 25 years of “Disappearance”: Why the Global Support to Panchen Lama Matters on 25 May between six to seven pm Indian Time (8:30-9:30 am-Washington DC; 2:30-3:30 … Continued

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CTA brings home the fifth batch of stranded Baroda students, checks them in CTA quarantine facility

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 04:19

Dharamshala: The Department of Education, CTA brought home the fifth batch of stranded Tibetan students comprising of 15 from Baroda who like many others in the city had to be evacuated in the wake of the rapid spread of COVID-19. … Continued

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Tibetan Settlement Offices implement COVID-19 precautionary measures in full force

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 22:50

Dharamshala: In light of the risk and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tibetan Settlement Offices have been taking necessary measures under the guidance of the Department of Home (DOH), CTA. Major precautionary steps taken by the Tibetan settlements … Continued

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CTA Wuhan COVID-19 Task Force Updates-19 May 2020

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:10

Dharamshala: The weekly routine briefing of CTA’s COVID-19 task force was held today to review the latest status and measures underway in tackling the COVID-19 situation in Tibetan settlements in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Health … Continued

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US Secretary of State to China: Reveal the Panchen Lama’s whereabouts “immediately”

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:53

Dharamshala: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a strong-worded statement on the 25th anniversary of the Panchen Lama’s enforced disappearance, demanding the Chinese government to release and “immediately make public the Panchen Lama’s whereabouts”. The statement reiterated the United … Continued

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DoE disburses emergency relief aid to stranded college-going students

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:19

Dharamshala: Under the Department of Education’s COVID-19 emergency relief, a sum of INR 13,71,000 has been disbursed to support 161 Tibetan college-going students who are stranded and in dire need of financial aid. The beneficiaries received INR 5000 each for … Continued

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Australian Parliamentary Group for Tibet joins Free the Panchen Lama campaign

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 13:17

Australia: As Tibetan people around the world observed the sad event of May 17, the day when their precious and revered Panchen Lama was abducted by the Chinese government, never to be seen or heard again but the global call … Continued

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China’s Regulation on Religious Groups: A Systematic “Sinicization” of Religions

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:44

By Tenzin Tseten for Tibet Policy Institute, 19 May 2020 The State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) issued a regulation titled Measures for the Administration of Religious Groups on January 1, 2020. The regulation consists of 41 articles under six chapters that … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to confer two-day Avalokiteshvara initiation

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 19:18

Dharamshala: As per the announcement of Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness will confer two-day Avalokiteshvara Empowerment (Chenrezig wang) on 30-31 May 2020 from approximately 9 am to 10.30 am (Indian Standard Time). The global audience can tune … Continued

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Second day of Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland’ webcast

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 14:27

Dharamsala: “Today is a new day,” announced His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he opened the second session of his webcast teaching about Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland’, “and I’d like to wish all my dharma friends ‘Good morning’.” His Holiness the … Continued

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The Pandemic and the Tibetans in NA

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 14:21

Washington DC: The coronavirus (COVID-19) originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is established beyond doubt. The virus’s initial outbreak was severely censored and obscured by the Chinese Communist Party, leading to unnecessary global death and recession. By prioritizing … Continued

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Representative Ngodup Tsering attends annual board meeting of PeaceJam Foundation

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:52

Washington DC: Representative Ngodup Tsering, Office of Tibet, Washington DC attended the annual board meeting of the PeaceJam Foundation, an organization that was co-founded 25 years ago by Dwan and Ivan, with the blessing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. … Continued

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Members of the European, Belgian and Scottish Parliaments urge unconditional release of the Panchen Lama in the global call on his 25th year of enforced disappearance

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:18

Dharamshala: Spearheading the global call upon China, Belgian Parliamentarians have urged its government and the European Commission to call upon the Chinese government to free the Panchen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. On 8 April, Belgian Federal Parliament member Mr. Samuel Cogolati … Continued

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India Core Group for Tibetan Cause demand immediate release of Tibet’s Panchen Lama on the 25th year of his Enforced Disappearance

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 05:08

Delhi: On the 25th year of the Enforced Disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima,  the Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India members through video messages demanded the immediate release of 11th Panchen Lama and his family … Continued

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Govts and parliaments worldwide join the CTA in pressing China over the Panchen Lama’s disappearance

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 03:30

Dharamshala: Exactly 25 years ago on May 17, 1995, a six-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima who would become the second-highest spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism disappeared all of a sudden along with his family. They have not been heard or seen … Continued

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Taiwan calls for the release of 11th Panchen Lama

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:30

Taiwan: On the occasion of the 25th year enforced disappearance of 11th Panchen Lama, Gendun Choekyi Nyima, the Tibetan Community Association in Taiwan through peace protest demanded China to swiftly release the 11th Panchen Lama and his family along with  Chadrel … Continued

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A global call upon China: Government officials, MPs and international bodies press China to release the Panchen Lama on 25th anniversary of his enforced disappearance

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 22:02

Dharamshala: Exactly twenty-five years ago on this day, the Chinese authorities abducted the 6-year old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima just three days after His Holiness the Dalai Lama officially recognized him as the 11th Panchen Lama. Since then, every year Panchen … Continued

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Tibet Bureau Geneva releases a short video to mark the 25th Year of Panchen Lama’s Enforced Disappearance

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 19:37

Geneva: The Tibet Bureau Geneva, Switzerland released a short video today titled “The Story of Panchen Lama in 25 Words- 25th Year of Enforced Disappearance” marking the 25th year of enforced disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.  … Continued

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