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“There is certainly no doubt that I would live for over hundred years” : His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tenshug, Dharamshala

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:34
Dharamshala: Tibetans across the globe led by CTA once again expressed their unwavering faith and prayers for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long life and good health by offering Tenshug (life long prayers) at Tsuglagkhang, the main temple today. This marks … Continued

Education Kalon Visits Tibetan Schools in Bir, Suja and Chauntra

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:10
Bir: Kalon of Department of Education Dr. Pema Yangchen attended the 50th-anniversary celebration of STS Bir on 13 May. The Bir Sambhota School celebrated its 50th anniversary with educational exhibitions, cultural performances and various events over a two-day program. Education … Continued

Portuguese Parliament to Government: Ask China to Release the 11th Panchen Lama

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:45
Lisbon: In a first of its kind The Assembly of the Republic of Portugal on Saturday condemned “the forced disappearance of the world’s youngest political prisoner,” the 11th Panchen Lama and urged “the Portuguese Government to appeal to the Chinese Government for his release.” Read the original … Continued

CTA President to leave for official visit to Maharashtra, the United States and Canada

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:08
Dharamshala: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay will leave for Aurangabad, Maharashtra today. As per the invitation accorded by the Lokuttra Mahavihara and Bhikkhu Training Centre, Dr Sangay as the Chief Guest will attend the installation … Continued

President Dr Lobsang Sangay Addresses Tibetan Settlement Officers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:30
Dharamshala: CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay today addressed Tibetan settlement officers from across India, Bhutan, and Nepal at Gangchen Kyishong. There were 41 Tibetan settlement officers present at the meeting. Kalon of Department of Home, Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang and Secretary … Continued

Dear United Nations, Panchen Lama’s Missing Case is Unlike Any Other

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:30
Filed by Tibet Bureau, Geneva GENEVA: Twenty-four years ago, on this very day, a six-year-old boy named Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family members were abducted by Chinese authorities after the boy was recognized as the 11th Panchen Lama of … Continued

Senator Ngo of Canada moves a motion on Tibet; urges Sino-Tibet dialogue based on Middle Way Approach

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:23
Dharamshala: Earlier this week Canada’s Conservative Party Senator Hon Thanh Hai Ngo moved a motion in the Senate to raise awareness of the serious and recurring human rights abuses in Tibet and to urge the Government of Canada to take stronger action … Continued

Dalai Lama Exclusive: Chinese President Had Agreed To Meet Me In Delhi

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:59
Book Excerpt | Sonia Singh, For original article, Click here. The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader in exile has been in India for the last 60 years, his very existence remaining an irritant to China which has often publicly denounced him as … Continued

31st Task Force Meeting on Negotiation Begins

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:38
Dharamshala: The 31st Task Force meeting on Negotiations commenced today at Dharamshala to review the prospects of dialogue process in the light of prevailing situation inside Tibet and China. The two-day meeting will be held from 15 to 16 May … Continued

TIPA to Host International Conference on Tibetan Performing Art in October 2019

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:33
Dharamshala: A press conference led by CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Director of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts Ngawang Yonten was held this morning at Kashag Secretariat to mark the 60th anniversary of TIPA. This year the Tibetan Institute of … Continued

Horizon Foundation Selects Five Tibetan Students for United World College-2019

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:12
  Dharamshala: The Department of Education, CTA announced the names of the students who have been selected for the Horizon Foundation Scholarship for United World Colege (UWC)-2019. The selected candidates are: Tenzing Thokmai, TCV Selakui for UWC Thailand, Penpa Dolma, TCV Gopalpur … Continued

Members of US Congress Urge Trump Administration to Implement Key Tibet Legislation

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:21
Washington DC: Co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) released a bipartisan letter addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, signed by 32 Members of Congress, urging … Continued

Tibet flag raised for the sixth time in Milton Keynes

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:24
  London: The formal ceremony of the Tibet flag-raising event was held on Sunday, 12 May 2019, inside the tranquil setting of the majestic Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist temple in Milton Keynes, located 50 miles northwest of London. This is the … Continued

Providing Quality Education a Key Priority: CTA Education Secretary in Switzerland

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:29
  Switzerland: Secretary Karma Singey accompanied by Tenzin Dorjee, Head of Academic Section from the Department of Education, CTA arrived in Switzerland after completing official engagements in Denmark on 10 May. During the weekend, Secretary Karma Singey and Tenzin Dorjee … Continued

The Riga Declaration: 7th World Parliamentary Convention on Tibet

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:09
7th World Parliamentary Convention on Tibet 7-10 May 2019, Riga, Latvia   WHEREAS: We, the delegations to the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet meeting in Riga, Latvia, from 7-10 May 2019; Recalling the findings and statements of the previous … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates South Africa President on Party Victory

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:08
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated the President of South Africa Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa on the electoral victory of his party the African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday. “South Africa has great potential for development and prosperity,” His Holiness … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Concludes Three-day Teachings for Russian Buddhists

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 23:37
Dharamshala: Before His Holiness the Dalai Lama reached the Main Temple this morning, the ‘Heart Sutra’ was recited three times in the languages of the Buddhist Republics of the Russian Federation, Kalmykia, Buryatia and Tuva. Once he had arrived, greeted … Continued

Expressing Gratitude For Ama Jetsun Pema This Mother’s Day

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:30
By Kyla Sherap | Social Media Intern | DIIR “My dream is that all refugee children should be able to grow up as brothers and sisters and get a lot of love from their house mother” – Jestun Pema We … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins three-day teaching on Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal aspects of the Path (lamtso namsum) & The Furthest Everlasting Continuum

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 20:31
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama initiated the three-day teaching on “Tsongkhapa’s The Three Principal Paths (lamtso namsum) & The Furthest Everlasting Continuum” at the main temple today. There were around 1100 people from Russia and 5195 people from 70 different countries and … Continued

China’s White Paper on Education in Tibet: The Missing Facts

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:14
The CCP rewrites history in order to justify its repression of Tibetan language and culture. In March 2019, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising, the Chinese government released the so-called white paper, a self-congratulatory document titled “Democratic Reform in … Continued