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UN Experts Call Upon China for Immediate Release of Tashi Wangchuk

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:34
Geneva, 21 February 2018: A group of UN human rights experts* expressed concern over incarcerated Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk and called upon China to release him “immediately”. In the public statement issued today, the group of UN human … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Grants Special Audience to Tibetans Over 90

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:25
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama granted a special audience to a group of elder Tibetans from Dharamshala, at his official residence on Wednesday. His Holiness conveyed his blessings to the group and advised them to spend … Continued

Six Tibetans Profiled Among 35 Political Prisoners at 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:15
A group of political prisoners around the world have been highlighted at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy with posters of the political prisoners raised at the conference venue on 20 February 2018. The posters of around … Continued

4th Tibetan Losar Celebration at US State Department

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON, DC: The Office of Special coordinator for Tibetan issues, at the State Department organised 4th Tibetan Losar Celebration in the State department today. The program was presided by Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Steve Goldstein and attended by Ambassador-at-Large, … Continued

Representative Tashi Phuntsok Attends 40th Anniversary of Kagyu Samye Dzong in Brussels

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:34
BRUSSELS: The Kagyu Samye Dzong Centre in Brussels, Belgium celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Saturday – the second day of Losar on 17 February 2018. The Chief Guest was Mr Charles Pique, the Mayor of Saint Gilles commune and President … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Cyril Ramaphosa, New President of South Africa

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:52
DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his greetings to Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa in a congratulatory letter posted yesterday, 20 February 2018. “Your great country has so much potential for development and prosperity,” His Holiness … Continued

Photo Story: Lhakar Celebration at Tibetan Youth Congress (Centrex)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:30
By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Lhakar is deeply embedded in me by now. For the past few days, I have been on a quest to figure out how do we, as Tibetans, celebrate and retain our Tibetan identity in exile particularly … Continued

Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Golog Jigme Speaks at 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:29
Geneva, 20 Feb 2018- A week before the opening of 37th UN Human Rights Council session, Golog Jigme, Tibetan human rights activist and escaped Tibetan documentary film maker, addressed the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. Addressing the … Continued

Japan’s All Party Parliamentary Tibet Support Group Members Increases, the Largest in World

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:20
20 February 2018 TOKYO: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay today visited the Japanese Parliament and applauded the increase in the numbers of members in the All Party Parliamentary Tibet Support Group from 87 to 90, which is world’s largest parliamentary … Continued

Chorig Kalon Attends Enthronement Ceremony of 34th Kyabje Menri Trizin

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:56
DOLANJI: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration attended the enthronement ceremony of the 34th Kyabje Menri Trizin, spiritual head of Bon Tradition, at Menriling monastery today on 20 February. The ceremony began with … Continued

Tibet is a catalyst to transform China: CTA President

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:21
TOKYO: The world has no choice but to transform China and that Tibet is the catalyst to bring peace and democracy in China, said Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, told Japanese supporters at a welcome reception … Continued

A United Losar Celebrated in Russia

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:05
MOSCOW: 16 February marked the Losar for the Tibetans as New year according to the lunar calendar. It also marked new year for the Mongolians, Buryats, Tuvans, and Kalmyks as well.  The Mongols and Kalmyks call Losar ‘Tsagan Saar’, the … Continued

Photo Story: Tibetans ‘Life in Exile’

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:30
By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor In the last six decades, Tibetans-in-exile have been largely ignored by the world press but have remained a thorn in China’s side. Against considerable odds, this small community has been able to preserve much of its … Continued

Global Support for the Issue of Tibet will Prevail, CTA President in Japan

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:00
TOKYO: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay, who arrived in Japan today on a weeklong visit, said the world supports the Tibet issue as it is an issue of justice and freedom, and a model of … Continued

Religion and Culture Kalon to Attend Enthronement Ceremony of New Kyabje Menri Trizin

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:10
DHARAMSHALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon for the Department of Religion and Education, Central Tibetan Administration, left Dharamsala this morning for Dolanji Bon Settlement in Himachal Pradesh to attend the enthronement ceremony of Geshe Dawa Dhargay, the 34th Menri Trizin … Continued

Representative Ngodup Dorjee Attends the State of Nation Address 2018 of South African Parliament

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:57
CAPE TOWN: Representative Ngodup Dorjee, Office of Tibet, Pretoria attended the delayed State of the Nation Address 2018 as a guest of Inkhata Freedom Party (IFP) on the 16 February at Cape Town which is legislative capital of the country. … Continued

Tibetan Losar – 2145 – Celebrated in Belgium

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:49
BRUSSELS, Belgium: Tibetans in Belgium ushered in the Tibetan New Year, Losar, with day-night-long celebrations in Antwerp yesterday. Known as the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp, hosts most of the Tibetan events being centrally located on account of the … Continued

Contrary to Reports, Fire not at Jokhang Temple: Central Tibetan Administration

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:15
Dharamsala; In light of the news reports of a massive fire that was believed to have emerged from Jokhang Temple, in the heart of Lhasa city, reliable sources have told the Central Tibetan Administration leadership that the source of the … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: Celebrating Earth Dog Tibetan Losar

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:49
    The entirety of this week’s trend has been consumed by Tibetan Losar across various social media platforms in Tibetan Diaspora, celebrating the virgin year of Earth Dog according to Tibetan Lunar calendar. This three day is an occasion … Continued

CTA President Embarks on a Six-Day Visit to Japan

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:04
Dharamsala: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay left for Japan today, making this his fourth official visit to Japan. He visited Japan in 2012, 2016 and 2017. Dr Sangay is scheduled to address the students and faculty … Continued