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Belgium concerned about human rights situation in Tibet and the enforced disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima: Belgian Foreign Minister

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 21:10

Brussels: On April 8, Mr Samuel Cogolati, member of Belgian Federal Parliament asked the Belgian Minister of Foreign Minister and Defense on the continued disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama and to state the stand of Belgium. … Continued

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Coronavirus pandemic; a Chinese Trojan horse to global hegemony

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 20:59

by T.G. Arya* The Coronavirus pandemic, which originated from the Wuhan city of China last year, has affected and disturbed the world greatly. It has created a war-like situation in public health, economy, and politics and in international relations around … Continued

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CTA holds virtual prayer gathering in honour of late CTA veteran Lobsang Khedup Drongretsang

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 18:17

Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration today paid tribute to its veteran leader, late Lobsang Khedup Drongretsang, one of the longest-serving CTA officials who had dedicated a lifetime in service of the Tibetan cause and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Led … Continued

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Panel discussion: Renewing global advocacy for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 07:32

Dharamshala: China abducted six-year-old Kunzik Gedhun Choekyi Nyima on 17 May 1995 from his home in Nagchu region of Central Tibet days following His Holiness the Dalai Lama identified him as the 11th Panchen Lama, the second highest spiritual authority … Continued

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USCIRF calls China to release the 11th Panchen Lama who turns 31 today

Sat, 04/25/2020 - 14:33

Dharamshala: The 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the second-highest spiritual figure in Tibetan Buddhism who has been missing since the age of six turns 31 today. He was abducted along with the rest of his family by the Chinese government on … Continued

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CTA launches month-long Global Advocacy Campaign on Panchen Lama’s 31st Birthday

Sat, 04/25/2020 - 09:30

Dharamshala: Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama turns 31 today. Held captive for the last 25 years by the Chinese authorities, Panchen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s birthday will be marked in grief and concerns, just as each year. Tibetans around the … Continued

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Sakya Buddhist community in Dehradun led by Sakya Trizin donates 23 lakhs to CM relief fund

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 23:09

Dehradun: In the spirit of solidarity with the people of Uttarakhand and India to help combat and win the war against the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, His Eminence the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the head of Sakya school of … Continued

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32 European parliamentarians urge European Commission to call upon China to free Panchen Lama without any conditions

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 22:23

Brussels: 32 members of the European Parliament have urged the European Commission to call upon China to release Gedhun Choekyi Nyima without any conditions. In their joint letter to the Foreign Affairs Chief of the European Commission, Mr Josep Borrel, … Continued

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DOE Relief Money for the needy Tibetan students stranded without help amidst lockdown

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 21:59

  As part of the initiative of CTA’s Education department to support Tibetan students studying in colleges and universities across India, who have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown, the Department is providing relief money of Rs 5000 to over … Continued

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Press briefing by CTA COVID-19 Task Force: New guidelines to be implemented after 3 May

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 16:16

Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration’s Task Force for the Wuhan origin, COVID-19 pandemic addressed the press today on the status of active cases worldwide and particularly in the Tibetan community and the response measures being taken. Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe, member … Continued

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Sikyong urges Tibetans to observe lockdown through the end of May to combat COVID-19 spread

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 21:34

Dharamshala: At today’s press briefing, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay highlighted the undetermined data on the COVID-19 toll in Tibet. Inside Tibet and surrounding regions of the three provinces, there are 866 cases of COVID-19 out of which, Tibetans made up … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Message for Earth Day 2020

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 22:45

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message on International Mother Earth Day 22 April 2020: On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our planet is facing one of the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of its people. And yet, in … Continued

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Office of Tibet, Japan begins campaign for 11th Panchen Lama’s release

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 14:30

TOKYO: As His Eminence, the 11th Panchen Lama Gedun Choekyi Nyima turns 31 years old on May 25, the Liaison office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan & East Asia has begun a month-long campaign for the release of … Continued

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Obituary: CTA mourns demise of former Justice Commissioner Lobsang Khedup Drongretsang

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 13:47

Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) today, expressed its deep condolences at the demise of Lobsang Khedup Drongretsang, former Justice Commissioner of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission and honoured his over 40 years of service and commitment to the Tibet … Continued

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Kundeling Tatsak Rinpoche commits over 2 million rupees towards COVID-19 relief efforts in India

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 12:30

Dharamshala: The outpour of Tibetan Buddhist leaders and public’s solidarity with the People and Government of India in this Wuhan-originated Coronavirus crisis has been extraordinary. Through contributions to the Central, State and District COVID-19 relief fund as well as distributing … Continued

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Tibet issue tabled in Taiwan, ahead of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the 11th Panchen Lama’s enforced disappearance

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 20:23

Dharamshala: As per the directives of DIIR, the Office of Tibet, Taiwan has successfully tabled a discussion on the Tibet issue with the Taiwan government, the Taiwan Parliament and the Representatives of foreign countries based there. This precedes the upcoming … Continued

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Jonang monastery donates over 1 lakh to CM relief fund and distributes rations worth of 1 lakh

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 20:23

Shimla: Jonang monastery in Shimla on behalf of Jonang Gyaltsab rinpoche donated Rs 1,00,555 toward CM relief fund during their visit to CM Shri Jai Ram Thakur’s office today. In addition, the monastery also distributed 1 lakh worth of rations to … Continued

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Ravangla Tibetan donates over 50,000 to Sikkim CM Coronavirus relief fund

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 20:09

Ravangla: Tibetan Settlement Office and the public donated Rs 54,056 to the Chief Minister’s relief fund in support of the government’s efforts to provide relief for those affected by the pandemic. Settlement Officer Dorjee Tsering handed over the cheque to … Continued

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Dehradun Tibetans pledge over 7 lakh to CM Coronavirus Relief Fund

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 15:38

Dharamshala: Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, schools, institutions and public of Dehradun have pledged over 7 lakh rupees to ‘CM Coronavirus Relief Fund Uttarakhand’ in support of the state’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Settlement Officer, representatives of three Tibetan communities … Continued

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Chorig Kalon condoles the demise of Maha Ngon Damrongboun

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 21:47

Dharamshala: Earlier today, Chorig Kalon of the Central Tibetan Administration, Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok offered his condolences over the demise of Supreme Patriarch Phra Yodkeo Maha Sangha Sudhammadhibodhi Ratana Maha Sangha Patimokkha His Holiness Maha Ngon Damrongboun who was also … Continued

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