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Handover of Office of Tibet DC successfully completed

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:32
Washington DC: The Handing over of charge between outgoing representative of Office of Tibet, Washington DC Penpa Tsering and the incoming representative Kalon Ngodup Tsering concluded successfully today. As per the Kashag’s direction the process of Handing over started on … Continued

Minister for Religion and Culture Attends 22nd Anniversary of Norbulingka Institute

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:41
Dharamshala: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, CTA today attended the 22nd founding anniversary of Norbulingka Institute. The ceremony was graced by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, new-appoint President of the Norbulingka Institute. Others at the event were … Continued

CTA To Organise Prayer Service for Self immolater Tenga

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:30
DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, will organise a prayer service at 04:00 pm on 2 December (Saturday) for Tenga who died after carrying out a self-immolation protest on 26 November this year in Kardze, eastern … Continued

Non-Violence May Take Some Time, But it is the Right Approach: CTA President to Governance Now

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:30
New Delhi: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay’s interview was featured on the Governance Now, a multi-media initiative for participatory reportage and analyses related to governance of all institutions and processes that are vital to public … Continued

Thank You Taiwan Calendar Heralds 2018 Thank You Year

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:24
Taipei, Taiwan: The Taiwan Office of Tibet yesterday released the 2018 Desk Calendar titled Thank You Taiwan as a prelude to the series of events and activities planned to mark the ‘Thank You Year’. As planned by the Kashag, Tibetans … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the living example of Nalanda Tradition

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:27
The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s innovation in the Buddhist world and long-standing exploration with multiple dimensions of modern science has placed him in the rare pantheon of revolutionary thinkers. Nalanda tradition is not a ‘religion’, it … Continued

Latest self-immolation death in Tibet causes concern for CTA Leadership

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:49
Dharamsala: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today expressed concern over the death of Tengha, a Tibetan monk aged 63 who died after carrying out a self-immolation protest on 26 November this year in Kardze, eastern Tibet. … Continued

Speaker Expresses Gratitude to Dr. Bernadette Szél, Member of Hungarian Parliament

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:44
Dharamsala: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Bernadett Szél, member of the National Assembly (MP) and Co-President of the LMP (Politics Can Be Different), Hungary, for standing up for Tibet’s cause and raising … Continued

Speaker attends inauguration of Lhagon Choeling Monastery and Enthronement of H.E. Lhadrang Chogtrul Rinpoche

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:34
TEZU, Arunachal Pradesh : Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of Tibetan Parliamanet-in-Exile attended the auspicious inauguration ceremony of Lhagon Choeling Monasery and the enthronement ceremony of H. E. Lhadrang Chogtrul Pema Thinley Dodhul Rinpoche at Dhargeyling Tibetan Settlement, Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh … Continued

Violence is Futile as Far as Tibetans are Concerned: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:32
Guwahati, Assam: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay was interviewed by Wasbir Hussain for Talk Time with Wasbir Hussain, a weekly english talk show. Executive Director of the research and policy think tank, Centre for Development … Continued

The Petty Squabble Over Buddha’s Origin is ‘Nonsense’, is what His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meant

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:45
Recently, social media especially in Nepal caught frenzy over a comment His Holiness the Dalai Lama made in response to a question from a student in Meerut. The bone of contention was Buddha’s land of origin. In the video that … Continued

Taiwan Parliament Passes Bill to Dissolve Mongolia Tibet Affairs Commission

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:45
Dharamshala: According to a report filed by the Office of Tibet, Taiwan, the Taiwan Legislative Yuan has today approved a bill to dissolve the Mongolian Tibet Affairs Commission (MTAC). Ruling Democratic Progressive Party legislator Lee Chun-yi, also a member of … Continued

Sand Mandala Exhibition and talk concluded successfully in Sao Paulo

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:23
SAO PAULO, Brasil: The Tibet House Brasil organised a four-day exhibition of the creation of a sacred Buddhist ritual art of sand mandala last week in Sao Paulo City. The exhibition commenced on Thursday, 23 November and concluded on 26 … Continued

Tibetan Parliamentary delegation testifies before European Union on critical issues of Tibet

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:08
Dharamshala: As per the recent Tibetan Parliamentary delegation’s departure to the European countries to meet its parliamentarians as well as Tibet support groups and seek support for the Tibet’s cause, the member has reached the capital of Belgium, Brussels on … Continued

Free Trade with China should not be free pass on Human Rights: CTA president to CBC News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 20:39
Ottawa, Canada: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay advocating the Middle Way Approach called upon the Candian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to support the Middle Way Approach and to uphold the Canadian values and … Continued

Canadian Senators Launch Inquiry into State of Political Prisoners in Tibet

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:20
November 25, 2017: Canadian Senators have launched an inquiry into the state of political prisoners of Tibet in Canadian Senate chamber on 23 November 2017. Five senators led by Senator Dennis Glen Patterson have highlighted five political prisoners of Tibet … Continued

Clarification on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s response to a question on Lord Buddha’s background

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 01:31
Dharamsala: The office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama today issued a clarification on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s response to a student’s question pertaining to Lord Buddha’s background. The interaction took place in Meerut last month. The clarification reads … Continued

China Named World’s Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom Again

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 01:30
By Tenzin Jigme, DIIR Social Media Journalist With the advent of internet upsurge along with its sophisticated technology to transmit communication, world has witnessed unprecedented growth in information flow. Millions of internet users across the globe disseminate information at their … Continued

Chorig Kalon Attends Special Conference on Jonang Tradition

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 00:36
DHARAMSHALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, today attended a special conference on the evolution of Jonang tradition and its present status at Duekhor Monastery near Norbulingka institute. The conference was … Continued

CTA President Wraps up five-nation Visit with Engagements in London

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:23
London, UK: President Dr Lobsang Sangay wrapped up his five-nation visit with engagements in London, UK. He arrived in London for the final leg of his five-nation tour on Wednesday, 22 November. During the visit to London, Dr Sangay attended the fund … Continued