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Nuns of Five Tibetan Buddhist Sects Offer Long Life Prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 19:21
DHARAMSHALA: Buddhist nuns from over 40 nunneries across India, Nepal and Bhutan made history by offering the first ever tenshug to Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama with representation from four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon … Continued

We All (should) Act Like Human Rights Defenders: EU Special Representative for Human Rights to UN Human Rights Council

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 18:16
At the ongoing 37th Human Rights Council, the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis released a statement on behalf of the EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini wherein, he expressed deep concern over the … Continued

Online Crowdfunding for the New Tibet Museum launched

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:16
The Capacity Building Desk of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is launching a crowdfunding campaign for The New Tibet Museum project. This is the first online crowdfunding initiated by a CTA office. The … Continued

Photo Story: Lhakar in Unison

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:31
Dear readers, For the past few months, I have been writing about Lhakar celebration in exile. I have seen variations of Lhakar celebration from younger to the older generation that rings a singular tone of the oneness of being a … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: International Conference on Sowa-Rigpa (Tibetan Medicine)

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:15
PRESS RELEASE The reason for organising this International Conference on Sowa-Rigpa, is to present the Tibetan Science of Health and Wellbeing in its entirety. Understanding the value and quality of Sowa-Rigpa, a system having a very long history of its … Continued

Hold China Accountable: International Rights Groups Urge UN Member States

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:57
A group of international human rights organizations has “sent a private letter” to specific UN member states urging them to hold China accountable at the UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council opened its 37th regular session yesterday … Continued

What does Xi Jinping power grab means to Tibet issue?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:01
By Dr. Rinzin Dorjee* The official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, announced that Xi Jinping will clutch to the power after 2022. This generated much discourse amongst China experts and scholars lately. Xi will be the second leader in the history … Continued

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, UK Hosts Reception to Mark Tibetan New Year

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:44
LONDON: Tibet Society, UK and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (APPGT) hosted a joint reception to celebrate the Tibetan New Year (Losar) in the UK Parliament on 21 February. The reception included a performance by monks from the Gyuto … Continued

Photo Story: ‘Life in Exile’ – Monlam Chenmo in Dharamshala

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:17
By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Everyone is still lingering in the feverish excitement of the Tibetan New Year (Losar). The offices, although open, still carry a deserted look with most of the staff yet to return from their Losar holidays. As … Continued

TPI Researchers Talk Tibet at a Seminar in Delhi

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 18:16
New Delhi: A delegation of researchers from the Tibet Policy Institute led by its deputy director, Tenzin Lekshay attended a seminar organised jointly by the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS) and the Shiv Nadar University in Delhi on 23 … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: Tibetan Losar-Earth Dog Year 2145

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 16:30
  This year is Earth Dog Year 2145 as per the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. Tibetans celebrating the New Year or Losar from 16 February 2018 is trending all over on all social media platforms. Losar is an occasion for families, … Continued

Chorig Kalon Greets Kyabje Kathok Getse Rinpoche, 7th Nyingma Head

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 00:53
BODH GAYA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon for Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration paid an official greeting to Kyabje Kathok Getse Rinpoche this morning at Bodh Gaya. Kathok Getse Rinpoche was recently appointed as the spiritual head of Nyingma … Continued

CTA President Lauds Japan’s Support for Tibetan Cause

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:23
22 February 2018 OSAKA: On the concluding day of his week-long successful visit to Japan, CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay spoke to a gathering of 250 people in a packed auditorium in Japan’s Osaka city, lauding Japan’s support of the … Continued

Saturday Shoutout: CTA Civil Servant Tenzin Nyima

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:49
  Every Saturday as a part of its shoutout campaign, DIIR’s Social Media Desk will be profiling a civil servant of Central Tibetan Administration. This week we are pleased to profile Tenzin Nyima. Question: Could you briefly tell us about … Continued

Week-long Tibet Advocacy at the United Nations Wrap-Up Successfully

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:23
GENEVA: A week-long Tibet advocacy at the United Nations undertaken by DIIR and Tibet Bureau, Geneva, to highlight the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet concluded successfully, today. In lead up to the 37th regular UN Human Rights Council session … Continued

US Mayors Call on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:57
DHARAMSHALA: Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky and Tom Tait of Anaheim, California on Thursday called on Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence in Dharamshala. “It was an honor to speak with the Dalai … Continued

Finance Kalon Speaks on ‘Why India should support the Tibetan freedom struggle’

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:08
KATEWARA: Youth Liberation Front of Tibet (YLFTM) a community-based Tibet support organisation organised an event on Tibet at Namberdar Farm House, on 20 February to create awareness among the people of Katewara District in Delhi. The Chief Guest of the … Continued

CTA President Interacts with Japanese Media

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:43
21 February 2018 TOKYO: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay gave an exclusive interview to Ms Sakurai Yoshiko, a veteran journalist and head of think tank, Japan Institute of National Fundamentals, on her programme for Genron TV. The same day, he … Continued

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exacerbates its Divide and Conquer strategy

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:06
The multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the Chinese government is increasingly starting to cast a dark shadow over China’s relationship with the world. World leaders from the US, as well as Europe and Australia have started to … Continued

OOT Brussels Representative Attend the Centenary Celebration of Lithuanian Independence in the European Parliament

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:47
Members of European Parliament from Lithuania MEP Laima Andrikiene, MEP Petras Austrevicius, MEP Zigmantas Balcytis, MEP Vilija Blinkeviciute, MEP Antanas Guoga, MEP Bronis Rope and MEP Algirdas Saudargas hosted Lithuanian 100 Year Anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood yesterday … Continued