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In attempt to muzzle reports of Tibetan protest, China hands heavy sentence to Sershul Tibetan and kin

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:51
Dharamshala: In yet another example of China’s heavy-handed employment of law enforcement to crackdown on peaceful acts of protest and targeted attempts to muzzle free expression, a Tibetan youth and his aunt from Sershul in Tibet’s Karze were handed prison … Continued

Members of Tibetan Parliament in exile participates in the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:32
Dharamsala: Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) in close association with Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet and International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT) commenced four days sessions of 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet (WPCT) in Riga, Latvia from 7-10 May … Continued

“China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity”: Dalai Lama’s former envoy testifies before German parliament

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:30
Dharamshala: “China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity and replace Tibetan culture and religion with a state-approved and controlled version,” former Special Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Europe, Kelsang Gyaltsen testified at a hearing titled “Religious … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanks Tibet supporters at the 7th World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:52
Dharamshala: The 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet that convenes from 7-10 May includes some of the prominent figures of Tibet support group including parliamentary leaders and esteemed delegates at Riga, Latvia who will deliberate and engage in ushering global support for Tibet … Continued

TIPA’s Annual “Yarkyi” Festival 2019 celebrates excellent preservation and promotion of Tibetan theatrical Art and Culture for the last 60 years

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 23:29
Dharamshala: The summer festival of Yarkyi is a cultural competition held every year to mark the founding anniversary of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts is one of the pioneer cultural institute established through the … Continued

Geden Choeling Nunnery held academic excellence award for the year 2018

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 23:13
Dharamshala: An annual Prize distribution ceremony to felicitate meritorious nuns of Geden Nunnery for academic accomplishment was held today at Geden Choeling Nunnery. The awards were presented to the top three nuns of year 1-4 who appeared for 2018 final … Continued

Class X Overall Pass Percentage touches highest in three years

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 22:53
Dharamshala: The overall pass percentage of Tibetan schools in this year’s Class 10 CBSE exams has recorded 91%. A significant improvement from last year’s 87.47 and the highest score recorded in the last three years. Out of 1236 Tibetan students who … Continued

Key Recommendations of Five Fifty Forum: Towards a Resilient Tibetan Community

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:30
Recommendations of Five-Fifty Forum: Towards a Resilient Tibetan Community 13 to 16 September 2018 Theme 1: Sustaining Tibetan Culture Recommendations:  A. Defining and Sustaining Tibetan Culture Based on Tibetan Buddhism lineage, an internationally recognized Nalanda University should be established in a city like New Delhi. … Continued

Former Botswana President Dr Ian Khama Issues Statement on the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 21:44
Dharamshala: From 7 to 10 May, parliamentary leaders and esteemed delegates will gather in Riga, Latvia for the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet. The World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet seeks to reinvigorate and galvanize global support for Tibet through … Continued

Chinese Embassy Condemns Sikyong’s visit to Lithuania

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 21:25
Dharamshala: CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s visit to Lithuania once again triggered criticism from the Chinese Embassy in Lithuania. In a press release issued this afternoon, the embassy of China in Lithuania strongly opposed and openly condemned the press conference … Continued

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay’s second visit to Lithuania raises greater awareness for Tibet

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:21
Vilnius, Lithuania: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay arrived in Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius late night on Sunday, 5th May 2019 for  a week-long visit to the Baltic region, including Latvia. He was greeted at the Vilnius airport by Mr Sonam … Continued

Exclusive Interview with CBSE Class 12 Toppers of Arts, Science and Commerce

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:13
Dharamshala: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the much-awaited results for 2019 Class 12 Board Examinations on its official website on Thursday. This year, two girls Tenzin Gangtso, STS Bylakuppe and Tenzin Longrig, TCV Bylakuppe and a boy, … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama chairs meeting with Business Leaders and Professionals from India, Vietnam and Russia

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:13
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with a group of business leaders and professionals, 35 from India, 45 from Vietnam and 18 from Russia this morning at his residence, according to the official website of His Holiness the Dalai … Continued

Victory for Tibet rings at the 62nd Emmy Awards as Tibetan Emmy Winner cheers “Bhod Gyalo” in her acceptance speech

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:14
Dharamshala: A young Tibetan woman in New York, Ms. Kunchok Dolma, won the prestigious America TV award, the Emmy on 4 May. Kunchok Dolma received the award for the TV series ‘Rolando’s Rights’, which she created and produced for her program We … Continued

One More Torture Survivor, Former Political Prisoner Yeshi Gyatso Passes Away

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:10
Dharamshala: Yeshi Gyatso, a 50-year old former political prisoner in Tibet and a torture-survivor passed away last week. On 1 May 2019, at around noon local time Yeshi Gyatso breathed his last. Yeshi Gyatso was arrested on 31 March 2008 … Continued

The Dalai Lama Through The Perspective of Chen Guangcheng-OOT DC outreach event

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:09
Minnesota: The Office of Tibet, Washington DC in collaboration with Youth 4 Umaylam and the Tibetan American Students Association at the University of Minnesota organized a Sino-Tibetan dialogue event titled The Dalai Lama Through The Perspective of Chen Guangcheng at … Continued

Geneva Representative on Maiden Visit to Italy

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:20
Milan, Italy: Representative Chhimey Rigzen, Office of Tibet, Geneva, arrived on his maiden visits to Italy on Saturday, 4 May. Representative Chhimey addressed the annual board meeting of Italy-Tibet Association, one of the oldest Tibet support groups in Italy. Addressing … Continued

Fifty-year-old Kalimpong Noodle Factory ravaged by fire to be rebuilt and revived in few weeks

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:17
Dharamshala:  A massive fire consumed the iconic Kalimpong Noodle Factory on Saturday, gutting the insides of the fifty-year-old building which has stood a landmark since 1967. Gyalo Thondup, elder brother to His Holiness the Dalai Lama who owns the three-acre compound said … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Condoles Loss of Lives in Cyclone-hit Orissa, Applauds Relief Efforts

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:01
Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote this morning to the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, to convey his appreciation of the efficient precautions he and his government have taken to evacuate people to safety to avoid the ravages … Continued

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Graces the First Non-Sectarian Buddhist Conference on Kalachakra Tantra

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 03:13
Dharamshala: Making his first public appearance after his return from Delhi a week ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama today graced the first Non-sectarian Buddhist Conference on Kalachakra Tantra at Tsuglagkhang. Organised by the Namgyal Monastery Educational Developmental Committee, the conference … Continued